Thomas A. Troszak (
Mon, 04 Oct 1999 08:14:02 -0400

We observed a bright (mag.-2 or -3) "double" flare from NOAA 15 that
lasted for almost 8 seconds Friday evening. Quite a surprise from what
is normally a mag. 4.5 object. (I have the exact time and direction in
my notes). With a solar array listed as 2.73 x 6.14 m in size my guess
would be it was a (lucky?) reflection from that.

Does this satellite actively manuever?

Tom Troszak
Asheville, NC
35.601 N -82.554 W