RE: USA 129 flashing ?

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@rogers.com)
Date: Wed Jun 01 2005 - 23:08:37 EDT

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    Daniel Deak wrote:
    
    > My search produced only one good match : USA 129, #24680. Is 
    > it really tumbling and since when ? Or is it another object
    > or simply was I lucky to see some flares from this one without
    > the satellite tumbling...
    
    This object is known to produce series of flares like you observed. I observed
    the same pass, and saw some flaring, but nothing that suggested rotation of the
    spacecraft.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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