Re: Obs 15/20 Feb 2005

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Feb 21 2005 - 12:46:56 EST

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    --- Greg Roberts <grr@iafrica.com> wrote:
    
    > 90013 03 564A   0433 P 20050220213903000 17 15 1050043+090905 39
    > (1) 90013 - bright geostationary - brightest Ive seen
    
    It was near opposition, ie an area 180 degrees from the sun, 12 hours R.A, so good lighting. 
    Maybe it got a good sized main body to it, like the milstar's, causing it flare.
    
    >     23461 - Intelsat 704 - geostationary - bright
    
    It's the following type
    
    http://www.skyrocket.de/space/doc_sdat/intelsat-7.htm
    
    I have seen the directv 7S one, based on LS-1300 bus. It was a nice one.
    
    
    		
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