Nice flare from Visat 2

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 10:30:51 +0000 (UTC)
While observing Intelsat 21 last night, I had a slow moving sat come by, which flare up brightly for a few minutes,

It reached 5th magnitude range at 3:40 utc ( Aug 26 )

It turned out to be Viasat 2, which is still in a geo transfer orbit, and won't reach geo orbit for awhile, as it's using electric thruster's for orbit adjustments, so a slow process.

Catalog number 42740
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