Galaxy 5, GOES 11 and Others

From: Don Gardner (mir16609@verizon.net)
Date: Tue Feb 21 2006 - 23:57:42 EST

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    In PPAS format:
    92-013 A 06-02-22 01:28:44.54JDG  44.1 0.3  32  1.38  +9.5->inv
    
    Galaxy 5 (21906, 92013A) was taken out of service over a year ago and now it seems to be giving quick, irregular flashes.  
    
    Apparently GOES 11 (26352 00022A) is still in in-orbit storage and slowly rotating.  It flared to about +5 mag at 02:45:45 UTC, 22 February at az 221, el 35.
    
    See:
    http://www.osd.noaa.gov/GOES/goes-11.asp
    
    Some other geosync objects that were drifting just below the Orion Nebula in my SW sky:
    Anik F1 (26624, 00076A) - +9.5 mag
    Anik F1R (28868U 05036A)  - +12.5 mag
    Anik F2 (28378, 04027A) - +12 mag
    AMC-3 (GE-3) (24936, 97050A) - +8.5 mag
    AMC-15 (28446, 04041A) - +9.0 mag
    SATCOM C3 (22117, 92060B) - +8.5 mag
    SATCOM C4 (22096, 92057A) - +8.5 mag
    
    
    Don Gardner
    39.1799 N,  76.8406 W   100 mALS
    
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