Superbird report

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 14:28:37 PDT

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    Hi All,
    
    Had a clear night 8 June, so decided to get a good timing
    measurement on Superbird A (#20040) before it dips too low
    into the west.  Period has dropped to 22.977 +/- .003 seconds.
    Flash peak was around 4:19 UTC (20:19 PDT), in line with
    prediction.  PPAS format:
    
    From Newport Coast, CA [33.6028 N, 117.8263 W, 200m]
    
    Superbird A (#20040):
    89- 41A 99-06-08 04:22:03  RM 321.68 0.05 14 22.977  mag +3 --> inv
    
    Soon, only western Samoa and Tongo will be able to see Superbird's
    flashes for a while.  Eastern Africa will be able to take the
    baton in mid-July, and southern Europe can jump on board at
    the beginning of August.  (As usual, Australia, New Zealand and
    Asia are out of luck).  --Rob 
    
    
    
    
    
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