Re: USA was unstable , rolling and tumbling !

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Sun Mar 30 2008 - 11:15:00 UTC

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    I'd agree Marco
    
    I saw it a number of occassions at quite high mag , and also through the 
    veiwfinder and I saw no evidence of flashing , although it was on one of 
    those obs brighter than expected.
    
    If you look at the image captured by Paul a few days before destruction , 
    there's no eveidence there of anything tumbling wildly as the statement from 
    Hicks seems to suggest.Indeed it was seen by a number of list members in 
    those  last few days and I dont recall anyone suggesting it was tumbling. 
    And yet the Hicks statement would give the impression that for the six weeks 
    prior  to intercept , the thing was going haywire !
    
    John
    
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Marco Langbroek" <marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl>
    To: "satelliet lijst (SeeSat)" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:28 AM
    Subject: Re: USA was unstable , rolling and tumbling !
    
    
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    > John Locker schreef:
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    >> I don't recall any visual obs which indicated it was rolling and tumbling 
    >> to this extent ...... I think we got a couple of reports of flares , but 
    >> that was about it.
    >
    > Visually and photographically it appeared stable the times I observed it, 
    > apart from one very rare flare that in itself is no proof of tumbling. 
    > Given that it was probably a box-shaped object, you would rather expect 
    > clear flashing behaviour if it tumbled, isn't it?
    >
    > - Marco
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