Interesting = no Intelsat 1R flare tonight

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Sun Sep 23 2007 - 22:08:48 EDT

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    Ah seems like Intelsat 1R ( 26608 ) doesn't want to flare tonight:)
    That's great news to me, it seems to mean the surface causing the flare, looks to be caused by
    something on the satellite main body.
    Now to wait for solar panel flares from it, then in Feb for another flare, again looking to be
    caused by something on the main body. It's only a theory, ok.
    I had notice that Intelsat 1R slowly got bright, over time to be brighter then Mag 6, after which
    then started to grow fainter.This occured, before it even was predicted to start entering into
    earth's shadow.
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