Re: ETS-6 flash info

From: Allen Thomson (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 18:18:30 EDT

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    > The flash period has continued to decrease over the years:
    > 09/21/1998    15.0   Mike McCants
    > 02/17/2001     9.76  Mike McCants
    Is there a theoretical  understanding of why this is happening?  In
    is it some sort of geometrical effect, or does it reflect (so to speak) an
    increase in the satellite's rate of rotation?  If the latter, the satellite
    is picking
    up angular momentum from someplace -- net radiation pressure, magnetic
    fields, solar wind, or something.
    What is doing this, and how much further is the flash rate likely to
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