IRS-P2 -1 flash and NOAA 11 double flares

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 17:18:33 PDT

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    July 20 UTC (Friday evening local time) IRS-P2 (94-068A, 23323) 
    did a -1 flash.  I didn't manage to note its exact time.  My 
    flash-period timings on it aren't very clear, but it may be 
    about 5.6 seconds since, besides some around that value, my 
    clicks included these three:  11.36, 33.74, and 44.49.
    
    NOAA 11 (19531, 88-089A) flared twice, first to about -1, second 
    about zero, roughly about eight seconds apart, about 4:01:08 and
    4:01:16 July 20 2001 UTC.
    
    USA 81 (21949, 92-023A) and AMS 2 (DMSP F2, 10033, 77-044A) 
    crossed within binocular field of view around 4:36:25, more or
    less.  Kind of unusual to observe two "special" objects crossing.
    
    Here's a flash-period timing for CBERS 1 Rk Debris DL (26222):
    
    99- 57DL 01-07-20 04:26:13.4 EC  114.7 2.0   4 28.7 
    
    BCRC location: 30.3157N, 97.8663W, 280m.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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