Re: NOAA-13 question

From: Ralf Vandebergh (ralf.vandebergh@home.nl)
Date: Thu Jul 15 2010 - 12:31:29 UTC

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    Here is a  report from 2004 of  NOAA-13 93-050A. It's reported then of
    a flashing period of 15 seconds. What I observed yesterday was no longer
    as 1.5 seconds. So it obviously increased rotation speed in the last years.
    As there appears to be a 050A and 050C object, the satellite must
    have been broken up.
    
    Ralf
    
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    From: "Ralf Vandebergh" <ralf.vandebergh@home.nl>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:02 AM
    Subject: NOAA-13 question
    
    
    > 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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