Iridium 44 and Abrixas

Michel Jacquesson (
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 22:52:33 +0200

Hello everyone!

   Iridium 44 (97077B 25078) is a very interesting flashing satellite. 
On June 16th, its flashes were so bright that I could see it through a 
thin layer of clouds and all the flashes were similar so that I could 
record the period with unaided eye! I saw it several times since but the 
fireworks did not happen anymore but it could perhaps happen another 

   I saw Abrixas twice yesterday but it was steady. K. Dennerl wrote 
to me last week that an attempt of stabilizing the satellite would 
happen in a few days. I hope, it has been successfull!

405' E   4936' N