(Very) bright geosync satellite

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Wed, 17 Jul 96 22:21 +0100

(Very) bright geosync satellite

This satellite was observed with mag 6.5 on July 13 and 15 (archive/
latest/2980). Last night it was observed by Daniel Karcher and by me
with mag 8 - 9.

elset from 17 observations July 15 23:44 to July 17 01:36 UTC:

UNK960713     
1 96713U          96199.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    02
2 96713   3.5274 295.0683 0008045 257.4923 106.4700  1.00257881    01

This elset shows it located at 3.8...4.0 deg east longitude.
Milstar DFS 2 (95-60A) is 'reportedly located over 4 deg E' (Worldwide
Satellite Launches prepared by Phillip S. Clark).


 Rainer Kracht  1996 July 17
 R.Kracht@t-online.de
 +9.6626E, +53.7695N, 9m