RE: IRS-P3 flare ( was:Flaring satellite identification (Possible Cosmos 1733 flare) )

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Thu Jun 02 2011 - 10:25:49 UTC

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    Paco wrote:
    > I have checked in Seesat archives, but no other previous flares have
    > been reported. I read in the ISRO webpage, its mission ended in January
    > 2006. So it might be no longer stabilized.
    Russell Eberst reported that IRS-P3 (96017A / 23827) varied irregularly on 2009 Sep 01 and 2010 Mar 28. On 2010 Sep 08,
    he observed a regular variation over a period of about 20 s. The flashes on your stacked image appear to be roughly that
    far apart. 
    Brilliant flares have been observed from other spacecraft in the series:
    Here is one that you observed:
    Ted Molczan
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