USA-32 and its incredible flashing

From: Ralf Vandebergh (
Date: Fri Jul 09 2010 - 09:46:01 UTC

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    subject: USA-32 greatly flashing (still)
    I observed yesterday July 8, 21:42 UTC occasional
    USA 32/Singlet SBWASS R1 (19460 1988-078-A) while it
    passed S-N and 84 degrees elev N.
    Until culmination it appeared quite steady, but after its
    pass through the East, flasing became visible and apparently
    increased more to the East. This is likely due to observing
    angle differences. But flashing was in an incredible pattern
    and very fast (far below 1 second).
    Now that I'm aware of the special behaviour of this object, 
    I will look forward to get some telescopic images of it during a
    next pass to see if we can unveil anything.
    I found this older message about the sat with comparable 
    sightings in the archieve:
    Ralf Vandebergh
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