Superbird A1 (92-084A) bright flare

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Thu Jun 17 2010 - 09:28:11 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    The geostationary satellite that brightly flared last night between 22:08:32 - 
    22:08:42 UTC (Jun 16, 2010), not far from USA 202 (09-001A) which I was imaging 
    at that time, turns out to be the Japanese geosat Superbird 1A (92-084A):
    
    22253 92 084A   4353 G 20100616220832300 17 75 1854458-096850 56
    
    The flare was short as it is visible on this image only, and not on the image 
    preceding it by 30 seconds nor an image taken 2.5 minutes later. The satellite 
    is as bright as USA 202 in the image.
    
    Will post picture later.
    
    - Marco
    
    
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    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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