Molniya flasher

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Wed, 1 May 1996 01:25:38 +0200 (MET DST)

I am trying to identify a satellite I saw on April 17, 1992.  The only thing
I remember is that an object was moving through the constellation of
Hercules at the time I saw it (21:51 UT).  I didn't see any movement of the
satellite and I lost it later on.
One candidate for it is a Molniya satellite named Molniya 1-72/88-22A/18980.
It was flashing with 4.41seconds.  

Now my question: is there anybody out there who has already seen this
satellite and if this is the case, the flash period will be the only thing
which can confirm my observation.  I have no data in the PPAS of this satellite.
Another, less likely candidate is Molniya 1-73/88-69A/19377.

Thanks to anybody who replied to my previous messages.


Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net