RE: Request comments on IRS P2

From: Michel Jacquesson (Michel.Jacquesson@wanadoo.fr)
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 13:57:19 PDT

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    >     I believe what I saw was satellite IRS P2 (23323  94068A).  Has
    > anyone observed spectacular flashes from this satellite before?  Is a
    > visual appearance of this sort indicative of out-of-control tumbling, or
    > might there be another explanation?
    
    
    	Yes, this sat has sometimes very bright flashes. Here are somes reports
    indicating such bright flashes :
    
    94- 68 A 98-08-05 21:36      MJ                       irr 1 flash (mag < 0)
    94- 68 A 98-08-06 21:18      MJ  116.7 0.5   4 29.2   F'aaaF'
    94- 68 A 98-08-07 22:36      MJ                       a small flash
    94- 68 A 99-03-24 21:10      MJ  137.2 0.19  9 15.2   flashing
    94- 68 A 99-05-01 21:10      MJ   57.8 2.3   4 14     F'F' a very bright
    flash
    94- 68 A 00-05-28 21:26      MJ  178.7 0.1  18  9.9   F'fffF' 2 1st bright
    
    Michel JACQUESSON
    405' E  4936' N
    
    
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