RE: USA 193

From: Ted Molczan (ssl2molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2008 - 13:44:29 UTC

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    Thomas Dorman wrote:
    
    > Just a note that I was able to observe USA 193 and captured a 
    > wide field image of this high dollar piece of space junk his 
    > morning in far west Texas.The satellite had two very nice 
    > flare cycles for the short time I was able to observe it 
    > before it set.I have not noticed anyone reporting this 
    > satellite flaring.Very Cool!
    
    My impression is that flares by USA 193 are uncommon; however, last month, Brad
    Young observed it flare to mag -7:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Jan-2008/0076.html
    
    Marco Langbroek reported a brief mag -1.5 flare in April 2007:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Apr-2007/0058.html
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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