Cosmos 2387

From: Steve Newcomb (snewcomb@mail2.gcnet.net)
Date: Mon May 13 2002 - 22:29:39 EDT


Just got around to identifying a very bright -1 magnitude sighted May 11 at
01:22:47 UTC 10 degree under Arcturus heading northeast. Cosmos 2387  #27382
#02008A . Apogee 206 mile / perigee 141 mile, seen at altitude of 161 mile
per Element Manager. According to IDSat it had an apparent angular velocity
of over 1 degree per second. I was wondering why this recently launched sat
is not in a typical orbit.
This was before seeing Cosmos 1242 rocket  #12155 at 1 degree under Arcturus
at 01:23:47 UTC as predicted.
Lat 39.4697  Lon -79.3393  Alt  2573 ft






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