bright flares from JERS

From: Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 11:17:14 PDT

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    Hello,
    
    
    Yesterday, June 4 I observed JERS, 92007A/21867 at 21:50UTC and saw two
    very bright flares which reached at least magnitude 0.  The flares were
    spaced some 105s from each other but short glints and smaller flares were
    visible between those two bright flares.
    
    The satellite failed on Oct 12 1998 so there is no attitude control over
    this satellite anymore.  It could be possible that those flares are caused
    by rotation or tumble.
    
    Greetings,
    
    
    Tristan Cools
    Belgian Working Group Satellites(BWGS)
    
    Damse Vaart: 3.2478E/51.2277N - OBS place 1
    Ryckevelde:  3.2856E/51.2045N - OBS place 2
    Brugge:      3.2166E/51.2104N - OBS place 3(home)
    
    http://gallery.uunet.be/tcools/satimage
    
    
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