NOSS followers have rotating elements say Russian MMT team

From: Scott Tilley via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:23:42 -0800
Hi All

Today I was doing some research on SHIYUAN 2 which I copied on S-band 
exhibiting extreme fading indicating it was tumbling. Upon doing some 
research into this s/c I came across this Russian website:

On the site I came across a wealth of light curve data for classified 
satellites and others (except CIS) organized in an easily searched 

While digging in I found their monthly reports in Russian. The following 
report reveals something that I was not aware of in the western 
literature about the NOSS 3-x missions.  The 'follower' has an ~ 2 
second period which the author of this report attributes to a rapidly 
spinning antenna array or similar structure.

The report can be found here and easily translated with Google.

Scott Tilley

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