Iridium 9 flashing confirmed

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Sat Dec 09 2000 - 16:21:41 PST

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    Hi all,
    Just saw a pass of Iridium 9 at 00:11 UT, Dec. 10 and it was flashing as
    reported by Paul Maley and Ed Cannon. It looks like there is a measurable
    flashing period but the pattern is irregular. At first, we saw a 2-flash pattern
    with a faint followed by a strong one (mag 2), then it was a double flash pair
    (2 pairs of flashes). At -20 C, I had trouble with my stopwatch and could not
    get accurate timings. I lost the satellite behind an appartment building.
    Daniel Deak
    representant, projet spatial Starshine
    Drummondville, Quebec
    COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537N, 72.4857W, 90 m., UTC-5:00
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