XM-2 geo sat flare

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Nov 05 2011 - 07:08:10 UTC

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    At 6:59 utc ( Nov 5 ) XM-2 ( 26724 ) is nice and bright, easily brighter then mag 6. XM-1 near it, is faint. 
    
    Both are boeing 702's which had those angled reflector panels on them.  
    
    http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/factsheets/702/xmsatradio/xmradio.html
    
    The angled reflector panels were only used on 5 of the 702 series.
    
    Kevin
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