YAOGAN 3 - Flare predictability

From: satrack@libero.it
Date: Fri Feb 08 2013 - 13:12:05 UTC

  • Next message: Scott Tilley: "ST OBS Feb 8, 2013"

    A few days ago a bright flare from YAOGAN 3 was captured from
    the station (www.greaa.ch). See the related FPAS report:
    YAOGAN 3 (32289 / 07055A) - Flare -1
    The flare reached magnitude -1, or so, and lasted just one second, denoting a
    highly specular reflection.
    Importing the FPAS report in the desktop tracker, the reflecting surface 
    resulted: angle 90.01 deg, tilt 44.95 deg, using an iridium like attitude 
    Considering the high specular reflection and the good angles I am confident
    to say that further flares can be predicted using this model.
    If someone wants to try predictions, the following page can be used:
    No previous flare reports were present in our DB for this objects.
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