MUOS 5 stranded in GTO

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 20:23:21 +0200
MUOS 5 is reported to have experienced an anomaly which has it stranded in the 
~15240 x 35700 km GTO where Paul and me observed it July 3-5:

http://spaceflightnow.com/2016/07/08/navys-new-muos-5-communications-satellite-hits-snag-in-space/

I wonder whether the ~5 minutes peak-to-peak brightness variation observed, 
which we chalked down to spin stabilization, might be related to the "anomaly" 
instead?

Orbit it is stranded in (see http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Jul-2016/0014.html):

MUOS 5
1 41622U 16041A   16186.93646397 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    08
2 41622   9.8319 324.4682 3211964 178.4686 182.8307  1.52727671    09

- Marco


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