Iridium 42 has a bad attitude

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:18:04 -0700
Iridium 42 ( 25077 ) was predicted to pass, above Jupiter. I watched it pass by, and as it got near the edge of the field of view, it got brighter.

I did not see it's partner Iridium 98 ( 27415 ) for some reason, I can only assume it was to faint to see.

I then went to follow iridium 42, and it was clearly not stable in attitude.

So to to me, it's got a bad attitude, so flares from it are not reliable.

This one of the sat's Greg Williams, was going to observe flaring from.

Kevin
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