GPS IIR-05 Obs, 19 Jul 2000

From: Ron Lee (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 07:29:03 PDT

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    Observed the recently launched GPS IIR-05 (#26407) and
    the transfer orbit rocket (#26409) at 8:47 and 8:43 UT
    respectively on 18 Jul 2000 from Falcon, CO USA using
    and 8 inch telescope.
    The GPS was around magnitude 10 and the rocket about 0.5
    magnitude fainter.  I did not detect any obvious magnitude
    fluctuations during the short viewing period.
    At an approximate range of 6090 km, this would give a 
    standard magnitude of 6.5 for the GPS.
    Ron Lee
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