Re: Blinking satellites

From: b_gimle@algonet.se
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 07:10:01 EDT

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    Most 'R/B' objects that you previously asked about flash, though many of 
    the older ones have very long periods.
    In many cases it is the 'B' object of a launch, some Soviet ones are 'J' 
    objects, and there are some others. 
    
    Dan Deak's (discontinued?) page of fast flashers is at 
    http://www.obsat.com/discodesc_e.htm
    
    At the introductory page 
    http://www.satobs.org/tumble/tumbleintro.html
    near the top there is a link to the PPAS database page, and there you find 
    the
    'program' file for Belgian Working Group Satellites
    
    "Dead" satellites usually flash - some of them are in Dan's page above.
    Others can even be seen in geostationary orbits, but since they have a
    quite stable rotation axis, the Sun-Sat-Observer angle changes very slowly
    from day to day, and it is quite difficult to know where (and when) flashes
    (often up to mag +4 or better!) can be seen. A (discontinued) list of catalog
    numbers from Tony is:  04069  06796  09880  10778  10779  11648  11669  
    11841  12089  12474  12497  12545  13080  13624  13669  14985  15484  15677  
    15698  15994  16101  16275  16769  17046  17083  17873  18570  18631  18951  
    19017  19217  19397  19483  19596  19621  19765  19772  19919  20040  20168  
    20302  20705  20771  21132  21392  21533  21668  21759  22189  22907  22927  
    23168  23230  23249  24820 
    
    http://www.satobs.org/iridium.html#listing
    has a list of inoperable/tumbling Iridium satellites
    
    /Björn
    
    
    >
    >Anyone here know for a Blinking satellite?
    >
    >I'm interested in see one.
    >
    
    
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