RE: Tumbling Atlas 5 Centaur rocket body?

Date: Sat Dec 28 2013 - 12:02:33 UTC

  • Next message: Paul Floyd: "Re: Tumbling Atlas 5 Centaur rocket body?"

    Hi Paul,
    we have more than 70 reports in our DB for this object:
    The following one is from Brad Young who estimated the rotation 
    period to 15.2 s on last September.
    >----Messaggio originale----
    >Data: 28-dic-2013 1.51
    >A: "Seesat List"<>
    >Ogg: Tumbling Atlas 5 Centaur rocket body?
    >I saw a pass over Canberra, Australia last night by 30778 - which
    > lists as a Atlas 5 Centaur rocket body.
    >While I observed the pass, I noticed a regular decrease/increase in
    >brightness of the object. Am I correct in assuming that this means the
    >object is tumbling or rotating?
    >Thanks for any replies.
    >Paul Floyd.
    >-------------- next part --------------
    >An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
    >Seesat-l mailing list
    Seesat-l mailing list

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sat Dec 28 2013 - 12:03:39 UTC