RE: possible fourth Globalstar?

From: Brad Young (
Date: Wed Jun 06 2007 - 10:47:06 EDT

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    Mike McCants quoted >Ed Cannon posted:
    >>On the second pass earlier tonight, at about 4:12-15 UTC, 
    >>Mike and I saw three of the new Globalstars.  A minute or
    >>two after the third one another object came along that
    >>seemed to be in a very similar track, although it seemed fainter to me 
    >>than the others, and I didn't come up with a match using Findsat.
    >Globalstar objects were seen corresponding to 3 of the other 4 orbits. The
    last two orbits were predicted to be only 10 
    >seconds apart. Only one object was seen at that time.  These 3 objects
    would then be the ones labeled C, A, and then 
    >either D or F by Spacecom.
    This is very like what I saw the other night,
    Where I had to "flip" back and forth between the two objects, because the
    fainter 6th mag "D" object was about 4-5 degrees "off-track" from the others
    (to the west). If anyone is looking for these, be aware of this
    configuration of the two close ones. I'm still trying to "get" the B object
    - it sounds like Mike and Ed missed it too. The E object is the r/b and not
    near the payloads.
    Brad Young
    TULSA 1
    COSPAR 8336
    36.1397N, 95.9838W, 205m ASL
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