Re: Progress M-10M rocket tumbling (HR) observation

From: Ralf Vandebergh (ralf.vandebergh@home.nl)
Date: Wed May 18 2011 - 21:41:19 UTC

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    I used the opportunity to improve also the first rocket tumbling obs: 
    http://www.startje.be/vieuw.php?qid=357810
    
    Best wishes,
    Ralf
    
    From: Ralf Vandebergh 
    Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:29 PM
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org 
    Subject: Progress M-10M rocket tumbling (HR) observation
    
    Hi all,
    
    This is one of my best accomplishments to data (I’m not saying that often). The observation shows tumbling of the upper stage
    for the Progress M-10M, launched April 27. The images are taken one day after launch. Angular speed of the rocket was about
    2 degrees per second which is very fast. Tracking is still managed fully manually. 
    
    The movements visible in the observation are pure rocket-own and not related to seeing, tracking or other technical issues.
    The second animation (to the right shows only a small moment in this fast pass to show that the frames show same attitude
    and shape, only air turbulence is visible.
    
    http://www.startje.be//vieuw.php?qid=378678
    
    Best regards,
    
    Ralf Vandebergh
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