Re: Slow tumbling sat

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Wed Oct 12 2011 - 23:29:11 UTC

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    A Belgian meteorobserver sent me an all-sky image on which a track was
    found similar to those on Wolfgang’s images.
    I was able to identify the source of these flashes: 75007A Cosmos 706.
    Time of recording was 2011-10-03 from 20:53:13 till 20.53.43.
    With six flashes it might be a flash period between 4.3 and 6.0
    seconds, averaging 5.1 seconds.
    This is similar to Wolfgang’s statement of: The sat rotates about 10
    times per minute.
    Bram Dorreman
    Site 4160: 51.27931 N, 5.47683 E, 35 m (WGS84)
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