Re: bright flashes from no longer used gps sat

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 17:07:55 +0100
Op 27-1-2018 om 12:52 schreef Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l:
> Last night, I aimed at a random area of sky.  It started off somewhat clear, then got very cloudy during the night, as I played back the recorded video.
> 
> As I was playing back the video, I noticed a slow moving bright flashing sat.
> 
> Checking to see, what the cause was, a gps satellite was the cause of the nice light show.
> 
> It was Navstar 37, catalog number 23833. So a 2A type of gps satellite.
> 
> http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/navstar-2a.htm
> 
> The flashes were mag 5 are brighter, and took under 1 minute between flashes.
> 
> Was flashing around 8:39 utc  ( Jan 27 )


Here is a similar observation from 2012 of NAVSTAR 39:

https://sattrackcam.blogspot.nl/2012/06/flashing-gps-satellite-navstar-39-usa.html

- Marco
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