Re: Oko-flasher (Cosmos 2217)

From: Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Mon Sep 22 2003 - 17:55:37 EDT

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    Despite clouds, I saw the bright flashes from 2003-09-22  20:27:42 to
    20:32:29.
    RA = 18:28 +30.6 to 18:39´+25.4
    
    Axis (if cone is 90 deg) is now at 03:28 -0.4 , ie Rainer's and my obs
    agree well.
    
    But I think only western USA (+Hawaii) have a chance of bright flashes.
    
    However, the flashes I saw were slow (>1 s), not specular, and the event
    lasted five minutes, so they may be still be visible from Europe.
    
    > Cosmos 2217 is an Oko early-warning satellite in a Molniya orbit.
    >
    > 92069A
    > 1 22189U 92069A   03260.96580728 -.00000274  00000-0  00000+0 0  9324
    > 2 22189  67.0363 129.6414 6514051 240.6557  40.1409  2.00664599 79945
    
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