Re: Iridium 22 Plus 2 Unknowns

From: Bjoern Gimle (bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se)
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 10:18:49 EDT

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    I find no obvious candidate going south.
    The tumbling Iridium 24 was on the track, but just 45 seconds behind.
    NOAA7 was too late, and going N.
    
    Your Ir22 flare was prolonged by a solar panel flare occurring just after
    the MMA flare! From Rob Matson's IridFlar:
    
    
    Ir#   Date   Local Time Azm El  Rng N Ill SunEl M FlrAng Mag FlareLat
    FlareLong
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---
    22  01-10- 6 19:54:50.0 130 50  979 D Lit -18.8 R  3.66  1.8
    40.5101  -85.9157
    22  01-10- 6 19:55:01.9 135 47 1017 D Lit -18.9 R  0.28 -6.4   5.5 km East
    22  01-10- 6 19:55:16.0 140 44 1068 D Lit -18.9 R  3.90  2.2
    39.1063  -85.8281
    
    22  01-10- 6 19:55:00.0 134 48 1010 D Lit -18.9 S  3.70 -0.1
    40.1151  -85.2289
    22  01-10- 6 19:55:05.0 136 47 1027 D Lit -18.9 S  3.20 -0.6  63.3 km East
    22  01-10- 6 19:55:11.0 138 45 1049 D Lit -18.9 S  3.87  0.1
    39.3450  -85.1216
    
    From Rob Matson's SkyMap:
    
    ... Peak Elevation       End of Track
       Time   Azim Elev   Time   Azim Elev VMag Cat # Satellite Name
     -------- ---- ---- -------- ---- ---- ---- ----- --------------
     19:55:00 116 64  19:59:30 169 11   5.2 25105 Iridium 24 tum   4.0  1.8
     19:55:00 133 49  19:58:46 165 11  -7.7 24907 Iridium 22       4.0  1.8
    ...
     20:04:00 152 37  20:04:00 152 37   5.7 12553 NOAA 7           3.7  1.9
    
    + screen image sent to Quin
    
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    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    
    
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