BWGS news and program updates

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Wed Aug 20 2003 - 07:29:36 EDT

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    The Belgian Working Group Satellites(BWGS) is still collecting flash 
    observations for the following satellites:
    This file has been updated on a regular basis but it still needs filtering 
    out of steady and decayed satellites.  However it has been completed with 
    the most recent launches.  We need flash observation for all the satellites 
    but I would ask you to pay much attention to the recent C1 Kosmos/3M second 
    stages.  They are almost certainly flashing and you may always expect a 
    flash period acceleration.  It is also important to know the initial flash 
    Here is the file with BWGS two line orbital elements which is based on the 
    program.rob file:
    It is at updated once a week to keep the elements fresh.
    And here you have an updated launch table:
    For more information how to send in your observations and more about the 
    BWGS have a look at:
    Tristan Cools-BWGS-Belgian Working Group Satellites
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