BWGS Observing Program (July 96)

Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPEPL)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 21:55:36 +0100 (CET)

Observing Program of the BWGS

The Belgian Working Group Satellites has been active in collecting flash
period measurements since 1987. Our priority list contains over 200

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Priority codes :

b       flashing object for beginners
d       difficult to measure
S       steady object, potentially flashing in the future
?       flash period is unknown or uncertain
-       long flash period (>40 s)
!       top-priority object
	regular object
x       additional code for DRA project 

Changes in this month's program :

65-  8 A       1001/Transtage 3,Titan 3A: no acceleration anymore
79- 30 B b     11327/C1 Kosmos 1092: going up
82- 40 J bx    13168/C1 Kosmos 1357-1364: to be observed again
85- 55 B d     15874/Centaur Intelsat 5A-F11: GTO; flashing confirmed by BD
86- 19 B ?     16614/Viking 1: more observations needed
87- 27 B b     17590/C1 Kosmos 1833 : has accelerated and is going up again     
90-111 B       21015/C1 Kosmos 2112: period going up again ?
92-  8 B x     21876/C1 Kosmos 2180: going up 
96- 24 B       23852/MSX r; NEW, to be checked
96- 25 B       23854/C 2332 r; flashing according to JEV
96- 29 A       NEW, NOSS 2-3
96- 29 B       NEW, NOSS 2-3 rocket
96- 29 C       NOSS 2-3 Triad
96- 31 B       NEW, MSTI-3 rocket
96- 38 A       NEW, Titan 4 (classified payload) flashing    
96- 38 B       NEW, Titan 4 (perigee kick motor) flashing

Observers of June 1996

BD:    Bram Dorreman, Achel, Belgium
JEV:   Jim Varney, Sacramento, California, USA 
KD:    Kurt Dequick, Bredende, Belgium
KJ:    Kurt Jonckheere, Oostende, Belgium      
LB:    Leo Barhorst, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
PS:    Patrick Schmeer, Saarbruecken-Bischmisheim, Germany
RE:    Russell Eberst, Edinburgh, Scotland
TC:    Tristan Cools, Brugge, Belgium
WPK:   Willie Koorts, Wellington, South Africa

Total number of observations: 263.
Next deadline for sending in observations: August 17, 1996. 
Please send observations to
If you send your observations to Seesat-L, please also send them to  This is just a CC: for you, but it makes live
much easier for me (KJ).
    Kurt Jonckheere (
  & Bart De Pontieu

Bart De Pontieu --  Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Garching  --
Join us at Eurosom 2, Oct 19/20 1996 --
BWGS-coordinator -- Flash editor -- SeeSat-L administrator -- would-be-observer
              "This is not my idea of a good time" -- Garbage