observed cosmos 1655

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Jan 29 2005 - 08:20:01 EST

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    Today I happen to catch a pass of Cosmos 1655 below beta cygnus ( ALBIREO ). It was over 2200 km
    away at the time I observed it. It's part of the Tsikada series of Russian military Satellite.
    
    http://www.skyrocket.de/space/doc_sdat/tsikada.htm
    
    From the oig
    
    IntID/Name   CatNo Source period   Incl Apogee Perigee      RCS
    ------------ ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- --------
    1985-041A    15751 CIS     105.0   83.0   1014     974   1.2275
    COSMOS 1655               Launched (1985/05/30) 
    
    In the Dec 31 release of the SATELLITE SITUATION REPORT
    
    It list's RCS as 2.4258
    
    PPAS report
     
    85- 41 A 05-01-29 09:52:16   KF                       S, 7.3       
    
    short video of Pass 
    
    http://www.kfetter.100megs26.com/satvideo/15751.wmv
    
    I caught it again on the next pass of it, in a much brighter sky. It was brighter then mag 8.
    
    Kevin
    
    
    	
    		
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