Re: New Zenit upper stage - probable fast flasher

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 13:06:41 EDT

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    At 11:54 10-6-04 -0400, you wrote:
    >The newly launched Zenit-2 upper stage rocket is likely to be a bright, fast
    >Cosmos 2408 r   10.4  3.9  0.0  3.9 v
    >1 28353U 04021B   04162.33857259  .00571196  00000-0  28640 0 0    59
    >2 28353  71.0036 326.5130 0005055 192.3130 167.7816 14.13957846    42
    Glad you mention this Ted !
    Of course this will be a BWGS top-priority object.  Many of this Zenit 
    second stages began their flash period life time with a period of about 
    0.4s.  I hope this will be a fast flasher as well.
    The program of the BWGS flashperiod measurements is still alive and can be 
    found here:
    Bram Dorreman and myself are investigating how we could improve the updates 
    of the PPAS database.  I have to admit it hasn't been updated a lot 
    recently but we still collect all flash observations.  Maybe the BWGS 
    should release a new PPAS version in the near future.
    Tristan Cools
    BWGS Belgian Working Group Satellites
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