Milstar 6 path matches the unid flashing ( flaring ) object

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Mar 07 2007 - 08:46:13 EST

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    I see at 5:22:35 the unid flahing object, formed a line between 2 magnitude 7 stars.
    
    It was around 
    
    10 h 14 m R.A
    -7 deg 39 min Dec
    
    At the time.
    
    So it has a path close to what milstar 6 takes. 
    
    Using mikes intergrated tle file
    
    http://www.io.com/~mmccants/tles/inttles.zip
    
    Milstar 6 is predicted to be close to where, the flares are seen.
    
    I have the rotten feeling milstar 6 had lost orientation:( 
    Either that are it's something in a similar orbit, I like that option better.
    
    For a failure of milstar is bad, no more flares from it's main body I have seen. Sure it's flaring
    now, for 1 minute give are take, diappears, then awhile later flares up again. Hard to call it
    flashing what I have seen, as it gets as bright as mag 7, for roughly 1 minute.
    
    It's a expensive satellite, I beleive. 
    
    I hope it something else.
    
    Kevin
    
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
    
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