Re:North Korean Sat Visible

grc@spica.usno.navy.mil
Thu, 01 Oct 98 13:38:01 -0500

A quick Quicksat pass through the Molczan elset file reveals this likely
candidate for Pyongyang (times are UT)

12054 Cosmos 1220    6.0          22 2.9 t 2.5 
20  3 38   .0 44 242    36  2.7   8 3  436  75  600 1.2  29  227   9.6
20  4  6   .0 52 253    45  2.4   8 3  438 116  537 1.4  34  234  21.0
20  4 35   .0 61 273    63  2.3   8 3  440 155  497 1.6  43  243  34.6
20  5  4   .0 64 305 C  92  2.4   8 3  442 192  485 1.6  55  257  49.6
20  5 33   .0 60 336   120  2.6   8 4  443 226  504 1.6  67  320  64.2
20  6  2   .0 52 355   136  3.0   8 4  445 258  551 1.5  79  416  76.7
20  6 31   .0 43   5   144  3.4   8 4  447 287  619 1.3  88  753  84.0


Seems to satisfy the KCNA criteria... :-)

Cheers,
Geoff

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Subject:    North Korean Sat Visible 
Author: <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
Date:       01-Oct-98 7:27 AM

Hello all,

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) the countries
Kwangmyongsong 1 satellite will be visible to the naked eye.

The satellite will move from west to east and can be seen in different
parts of Korea between 1950 GMT and 2030 GMT.


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