another flashing geo sat

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat May 08 2004 - 03:13:25 EDT

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    This morning, while keeping an eye on Telstar 402R for flashing, I noticed a bright flash to the
    west and below where telstar 402R was. I had been recording, so I got actual proof this time.
    I did a check, and Intelsat 501 is in the correct spot. The time of thre bright flash is around
    5:57:06 UTC ( May 8 ).
    
    INTELSAT 501
    1 12474U 81050A   04127.74358316 -.00000002  00000-0  00000+0 0  2493
    2 12474  10.9915  34.3482 0006270  30.2271 329.7121  0.98855129 57913
    
    Here's the star chart showing where it was at the time.
    
    http://www.kfetter.100megs26.com/images/Intelsat501.jpg
    
    And the video, showing the bright flash.
    
    http://www.kfetter.100megs26.com/satvideo/12474.mpg 
    
    Not the best video, I was using the vcr this time. It's around 5 Megs in size.
    
    Period is unknown at this time.
    
    A short time latter, I saw a flash from what appears to be gstar 3.
    
    Kevin
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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