Raduga 33 on May 2

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Sat, 02 May 1998 16:29:48 -0500

Mike McCants, Sue Worden and I observed Raduga 33 once again exhibit 
very bright one-power flashes at 16-second intervals, from about 4:36 
to 4:37:15 Saturday 2 May UTC.  It was about 4,800 km (3,000 miles)
distant.  At the time, it was 60 degrees above the horizon but moving 
to the east; it moved 40 deg. in azimuth, from 356 to 036, between 
4:35 and 4:40 UTC.  These flash episodes certainly seem to be reliable.
Our location was approx. 30.320N, 98.250W, 300 m.

RADUGA 33
1 23794U 96010A   98121.89417460 -.00000113  00000-0 -10941-3 0  6162
2 23794  48.2784  68.4781 7184424 198.6321 107.2690  2.22882349 17838

Ed Cannon
ecannon@mail.utexas.edu
Austin, Texas, USA