Re: Satellite attitude

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Thu Jul 10 2003 - 04:41:43 EDT

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    SCD 2 (25504, 98-060A), which Mike McCants and I have observed 
    flashing rapidly, is an octagonal payload with a stabilizing 
    spin of 34 rpm, which makes it a very fast flasher at least 
    sometimes (but it's in a low-inclination orbit):
    
    http://www.inpe.br/programas/mecb/ingl/satellite/scd2/scd2.htm
    
    FAST (24285, 96-049A) is spin-stabilized at 12 rpm, and we have 
    seen it flashing fairly rapidly also.  It's in a very inclined
    (82 deg) eccentric orbit:
    
    http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/fast/
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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