RE: 4541 PPAS 02 036C

From: Jonckheere-Bauters Kurt en Tiene (kjon@scarlet.be)
Date: Sun Oct 14 2007 - 16:46:43 EDT

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    hello,
    
    Thanks Alberto for mentioning this currently rotating faster and faster
    rocket and Mike for identifying the jump in Mean Motion. Nice to see an
    accelerating SL-8 again after all these years...
    
    Seems this is already the second acceleration that has been observed so far.
    Period was almost steady in 2004-5, but in April this year it was noticed
    flashing. And now half a year later it is speeding up for a second time.
    
    Acceleration is clearly slowing down already, so I suppose period wil go up
    again 
    one of the next days.
    
    To be followed !
    
    Kurt 
    
    02- 36 C 04-08-27            MM                30
    02- 36 C 04-08-31 21:48:26   BD  103.1 1.0   2 51.6   R, 5.8->inv
    02- 36 C 04-09-05 19:31:02.2 BD  166.9 0.5   3 55.6   5.5->inv, some dm
    02- 36 C 04-09-06 20:37:07.0 BD  285.3 0.5   5 57.1
    02- 36 C 04-10-15 18:43      LB                       almost S; +5
    02- 36 C 05-06-19 00:28:56.0 BD  118.0 2     2 59     +5.0->7.8
    
    02- 36 C 07-04-07 22:48:47   LB  140.8 0.5  10 14.08  A; +5->inv; note b1
    02- 36 C 07-04-30 20:52:23   LB  147.0 0.5  10 14.70  Aa; +4(5)->inv; note
    b2
    02- 36 C 07-05-19 22:22:17.5 BD  245.1 0.1  19 12.90  A; +5.2->inv
    02- 36 C 07-07-21 01:45:56.8 BD   26.4 0.5   2 13.2   A; +6.5->8.0
    02- 36 C 07-08-12 00:41:32.9 BD  184.8 0.3  14 13.21
    02- 36 C 07-08-25 22:33:36.1 BD  164.4 0.2  12 13.7   A; +6->inv
    02- 36 C 07-08-26 23:35:10.6 BD  298.7 0.2  22 13.58  A; +6.5->inv
    02- 36 C 07-09-21 19:11:36.3 AR  436.3 0.5  30 14.54  A; +6.5->8; b4)
    02- 36 C 07-09-22 18:20:45.4 AR  351.4 1.0  24 14.64  A; +6.5->inv; b5)
    02- 36 C 07-09-28 21:02:08.8 AR  505.5 0.5  34 14.87  A; +6->inv; b6)
    
    02- 36 C 07-10-12 18:51:03.8 AR  200.6 0.3  60  3.343 A'A', 5.5->i
    02- 36 C 07-10-13 18:00:02   LB   82.7 0.5  29  2.85  AA, 5->i
    02- 36 C 07-10-13 19:58:29   LB  113.1 0.2  40  2.83  AA, 4->i
    02- 36 C 07-10-14 04:00:46   LB   27.1 0.2  10  2.71  AA, 6->i
    02- 36 C 07-10-14 19:06:07   LB  127.6 0.5  50  2.55  AA, 4->i
    02- 36 C 07-10-14 19:08      KJ  255.3 0.1 100  2.553 FF, 4.5->i, mean of 10
    
    
    > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
    > Van: Mike McCants [mailto:mmccants@io.com]
    > Verzonden: 13 October 2007 15:46
    > Aan: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    > Onderwerp: Re: 4541 PPAS 02 036C.
    > 
    > 
    > Alberto Rango posted:
    > 
    > >Please note that 02 036C has greatly increased the rotation
    > speed. On
    > >28 September 2007 it was 14.9 seconds, now it seems to be
    > 3.34 seconds.
    > 
    > Object 02-36C is Cat #27466 - Cosmos 2390/2391 SL-8 rocket.
    > 
    > The mean motion began increasing anomalously about a week ago and 
    > seems to be continuing to increase, so it is likely that the tumble 
    > period will continue to decrease.
    > 
    > It is currently in sunlight around its entire orbit (which may be
    > related to the shorter tumble period).
    > 
    > Mike McCants
    > 
    
    
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