A new(?) rapidly fading geoflasher

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Sun Mar 05 2000 - 01:55:29 PST

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    Yesterday 2000-03-04 I tried to see #21132, 21805, 21533.
    I happened to look (with 7x50) about 5 degrees above DSP F16 and saw about
    20:02:30 UTC a +1 mag flash around RA 07:14, dec.+1.5 +-1 deg.
    Watching the area continuously for about five minutes I only saw the next +3
    flash at 20:03:32 and +4 at 20:04:33, then no more. The low accuracy
    observation does not allow me to decide if it was
    
    Telecom 1B
    1 15678U 85035B   00060.65890885  .00000018  00000-0  10000-3 0  6511
    2 15678   9.0536  42.4549 0007279 222.8006 137.2412  1.00235622 40886
    
    or
    
    Ekran 18
    1 19090U 88036A   00055.19660021  .00000000  00000-0  10000-3 0  8622
    2 19090   8.9141  47.8543 0016520 234.2883 125.6592  0.95145420 25602
    
    Note that the latter is super-synchronous, so its visibility moves around
    the Earth in three weeks and the flash may occur 80-90 minutes later each
    day!
    
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