Re: Another LES-8 (76-23A) sighting

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Sun Mar 27 2005 - 08:30:21 EST

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    I bet it's being caused, by the main body of the satellite.
    I observed a flash from telstar 402 R ( 23670 ) and it had a orange color to it. Since it's main
    body was covered in kapton, then to me the main body was causing that flash. I better go hide,
    people are going to say, the main body can't cause a flash. I have observed a few flashing geo
    sat's, that the first time I saw color to the flash.
    I know what I saw, and that all that matter's to me.
    --- Ed Cannon <> wrote:
    > Those images do leave one wondering how it could be
    > bright enough to be seen without magnification from 
    > geosynchronous range.  It and LES-9 were powered by 
    > radioactive packages and have no solar panels.
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