re: 99- 12 E = 25653 strange flashes

Philip Chien (
Tue, 18 May 1999 00:43:56 -0400

"Kurt Jonckheere" <> said:

>One of the pictures was very surprising to me, it showed a tumbling
>satellite (99- 12 E  =3D 25653 =3D A2 Soyuz Ikar third stage) with quite
>a few short specular flashes during one tumbling period !!
>You can find the pictures on my home page :
>Does anybody has some more info about these type of rocket ?

check out -

There's a line art of the IKAR stage with some dimensions.

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