Thor 1 Flashing

From: Don Gardner (mir16609@verizon.net)
Date: Sat Mar 11 2006 - 01:00:07 EST

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    In PPAS format:
    90-047 A 06-03-11 02:04:18.14JDG  64.8 0.3  42  1.54  +10.5->inv
     
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    THOR 1 (MARCOPOLO 2) [20762, 90074A] 
    
    No real surprise here.  This HS 376 series comsat was spin
    stabilized at 50 rpm.  Its spin rate has decreased to 39 rpm since
    it was taken out of service in 2002. It seems to have a brief
    series of short flashes followed by a single flash.  The pattern
    repeats every 3.08 seconds.
    
    
    
    Don Gardner
    39.1799 N,  76.8406 W   100 mALS
    
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