Re: Strange sight last night

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 11:31:47 PDT

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    Geoff Chester said,
    
    > Running several sat-tracking programs, the concensus was that Cosmos 382
    > (04786 70103A) was in the right place at the right time.  Has anyone ever
    > seen a bright long-lived "flare" off this bird?  Does anyone know what
    kind
    > of satellite it is?  It seems to be in a fairly high orbit...
    
    
    It seems to be a Soyuz+Blok D remnant left over from the Soviet lunar
    landing program. See
    http://www.friends-partners.org/~mwade/articles/sovpart2.htm
    
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