Re: short view of flock satellite

From: Henry Hallam via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:20:56 -0700
Hi Kevin,

I'm impressed and excited that you managed to visually observe a Flock
1 satellite!
Space Track actually has the incorrect identification for it, catalog
number 39564 is Flock1-24 not Flock1-26.

Magnitude 8 seems really bright for a 3U cubesat, perhaps it was a
flare from a solar panel? If you can give the location and time of the
observation, we'll try to determine whether it was in an attitude that
could have produced a specular reflection.

Thanks for the report and the video.

Henry Hallam, Planet Labs Flock 1 operations team

On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 9:22 PM, Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l
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