Unidentified obs

From: Michael Waterman (mike.waterman@web-hq.com)
Date: Fri Nov 08 2002 - 13:01:21 EST

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    I would welcome identification of the following object
    seen Nov 7th. Flashing +6 each 67.6secs.
    Flashes were all similar, and lasted about 1sec (brighter
    than mag 8.5).
    
    Or any other obs of a high object with this flash period.
    
    At first I assumed it was a near GSO object, but the residuals
    show it is moving too fast.
    
    3 observations here in OTWG and IOD formats:
    
    YATELEY(WATERMAN)ENGLAND
    9900000211502110720441397  040  13015856  -1117   004 5             +60   06761F
    9900000211502110720452169  040  13020083  -1100   003 5                         
    9900000211502110720484452  040  13020645  -1032   003 5                         
    
    
          99 000ZRO 2115   2002110720441397  47 35 015856 -1117   46 F+060    067610
          99 000ZRO 2115   2002110720452169  47 35 020083 -1100   36               
          99 000ZRO 2115   2002110720484452  47 35 020645 -1032   36               
    
    Observation fit a circular orbit ht=22222 km, inc=22.2 rev/day=1.79
    but I suspect it is a GTO object. Because the obs are close, almost any 
    inclination up to about 42deg seems possible. 
    
    Mike Waterman      mike.waterman@marconi.com  or  mike.waterman@web-hq.com
    Site Yateley = COSPAR 2115 =  51.3286N  0.7950W  75m.
    
    
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