Re: smap 15-003A/40376

From: Alain Figer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2018 21:24:17 +0100
Rotation period of SMAP has been almost constant since October 2015 at
about 4.10 - 4.15 seconds.

See  my last observing note about it at :
https://www.flickr.com/groups/1983844_at_N22/discuss/72157648528894683/72157690793684584

By the way my observations are in full agreement with the MMT data issued
by the russian site astroguard.

Regards

Alain
48.67° N ; 2.13° E ; 170m a.s.l.

2018-01-07 18:23 GMT+01:00 Tristan Cools via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> Hi all,
>
> My first satellite observation of 2018 today at 16:56UTC: 2015-03A/40376 or
> the NASA satellite Smap is tumbling with a period of about 1s.  No
> chronograph with me.
>
> The satellite was already a failure almost 6 months after launch, it had a
> large dish antenna.  I wonder, with a tumble like that why it hasn't been
> torn of in the meantime...
>
>
> greetings,
>
> Tristan Cools
> BWGS-Belgian Working Group Satelites
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