avum rocket tumble

From: Tristan Cools via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 21:05:17 +0200
Hi,

I just saw a high overhead pass of the Avum R/B 2012-06K/38086 at around
18:31UTC over Belgium.
The Vega upper stage is in it's final orbits this month as it will probably
decay, according to satview.org around Oct 31 2016.

It is clearly in an irregular tumble around 2s.  Maximum brightness was
about mag +1.  I hope to follow this satellite in the next few days before
re-entry and make some accurate flash period timings.

greetings,
Tristan Cools
BWGS
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