Re: Molniya Obs...

From: Björn Gimle (bjorn.gimle@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Sep 05 2011 - 12:05:05 UTC

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    In my case only when bright flashes have been reported, or when I
    discover they are near decay.
    
    Now, #11474 is quite interesting, with a perigee around 150 km, which
    has migrated near the northern (!!) apex.
    
    /Björn
    
    2011/9/5 Scott Tilley <sthed475@telus.net>:
    > Hi All
    >
    > I wonder if anyone has put serious effort into observing the Molniya
    > family of communication satellites?
    >
    > I just found one Molniya 1-63 flashing away with ~4 sec period at about
    > mag 8-9 this evening at 0550UTC...  A quick scan of the others in the
    > vicinity yielded no obs...
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Scott Tilley
    >
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