Re: ETS 6, I think

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Sat Sep 30 2000 - 16:59:06 PDT

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    I find ETS-6 passed theta Aql about 02:34 UT Sep.29. If my calculations from
    early this year are still reasonably valid, this flash position would mean a
    shift of the spin axis by three degrees towards the obs (plus possibly some
    sideways), not at all unexpected. The flash episode would be rathe short.
    
    Observers at higher latitudes should look more W for flashes (on a similar
    pass).
    
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    > Last night I happened across what appeared to be a geosynch flashing
    > to about +4 (at least two flashes seen one-power) with a period of
    > about 10 seconds!  I'm pretty sure that it was ETS 6 (23230, 94-056A),
    > which was at a range of about 32,000 km at the time I first saw it.
    
    
    
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