Re: NOAA-13 question

From: Ralf Vandebergh (ralf.vandebergh@home.nl)
Date: Thu Jul 15 2010 - 12:18:31 UTC

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    There seems to be a NOAA-1993-050A and 1993-050C. This is the debris.
    The object I have seen is 050C-A.
    
    Ralf
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ralf Vandebergh" <ralf.vandebergh@home.nl>
    To: "Seesat Posts" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Cc: "Jim Nix" <jim@sat-tracks.org>
    Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 2:15 PM
    Subject: Re: NOAA-13 question
    
    
    > Thanks for the image Jim, it's likely that this is not a usual behaviour
    of
    > these series.
    > NOAA-13 seems to be out of function since a few months after it's launch
    in
    > 1993,
    > due to a failure of power from the solar panels to the instruments and
    it's
    > catalogued
    > as 'NOAA-13  DEB.'
    >
    > http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=22801
    >
    > I will have an even more favorable pass tonight and will watch for it
    again.
    >
    > Ralf
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Jim Nix" <jim@sat-tracks.org>
    > To: "Ralf Vandebergh" <ralf.vandebergh@home.nl>
    > Cc: "Seesat Posts" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:40 AM
    > Subject: Re: NOAA-13 question
    >
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > >   I don't know about flashing, but they do flare, I caught one on film
    > > over a decade ago, NOAA 11 in Ursa Major, pic at:
    > >
    > > http://sat-tracks.org/resources
    > >
    > > Jim
    > >
    > > --- On Thu, 7/15/10, Ralf Vandebergh <ralf.vandebergh@home.nl> wrote:
    > >
    > > > From: Ralf Vandebergh <ralf.vandebergh@home.nl>
    > > > Subject: NOAA-13 question
    > > > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > > > Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 4:02 AM
    > > > Hi all,
    > > >
    > > > I last night sighted an interesting flashing sat with
    > > > binoculars through the
    > > > Big Dipper which turned out to be NOAA-13 as the closest
    > > > candidate.
    > > > It showed a nice regular flashing pattern with a period of
    > > > no longer
    > > > then 1 - 1.5 seconds, with the flashes as the only visible
    > > > points.
    > > >
    > > > What is known about flashing of NOAA-13 and other
    > > > observations.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > >
    > > > Ralf Vandebergh
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