Re: Interesting satellite

From: Ralph McConahy (
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 09:57:47 EST

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    Greg Roberts wrote (excerpts)...
    > The satellite was visible for
    > about a minute and was about magnitude
    > +07.4 and steady.
    > it looks like the satellite was 79104N
    > At the time of my observation the
    > predicted range was 13800 kilometres
    > approximately.
    > the satellite is quite bright so must
    > be reasonably large
    This seems to be where a problem lies. The latest SSR lists 79104N's RCS at
    0.0441. Perhaps there is another (larger) object that matches the positions
    you observed.
      Ralph McConahy
      34.8829N  117.0064W  670m
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