Iridium 921 tum

From: Mike Bevan (mike.bevan1@ntlworld.com)
Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 04:57:39 EST

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    Hi all
    
    At 06:38 UT (give or take a minute either way) this morning as I let my dogs out
    into the backyard I happened to glance towards Polaris and saw a mag -1.0
    Iridium type flare from an unknown. (55 Elev.  5 Azm.)
    Using FindSat the nearest sats to this position were Cosmos 2322 and Iridium 921
    tum. As the flare was travelling towards the north and Cosmos 2322 would have
    been travelling towards the SE, the obvious choice would be Iridium 921 tum. The
    only other time I have seen 921 was on the 13/06/01 at 23:38 UT when I had a
    nice -2.0 flare at (35 Elev. 95 Azm).
    Does anybody have any information on this Sat i.e.:tumbling rate etc: to support
    my conclusions.?
    
    Clear Skies
    
    Mike Bevan
    Poole, UK
    Lat. 50.7556N, Lon. 1.9803W, H 20m
    
    
    
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