Lacrosse 5

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Mon Jan 22 2007 - 14:51:40 EST

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    At last the UK storms have abated , leaving clear  skies........for now.
    
    As a result I was able to sneak a look at Lacrosse 5 during a high elevation
    pass.
    Out of about 20 "useable" frames appeared two consecutive ones of particular
    note , grabbed whilst the bird was at 69 degs.( Frame rate 20 fps at 1/500
    sec )
    
    http://www.speedyshare.com/375200937.html
    
    For the first time , if I am interpreting this correctly , we may be seeing
    one of perhaps two large mesh dish arrays....and also part of the solar
    panels.
    Magnification is about 450X  ...range to target  760km.
    
    There was no apparent flare , magnitude approximately 2.5
    
    John
    
    
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