Re: Some Comments

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Sun Apr 07 2002 - 21:48:35 EDT

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    Russ wrote:
    >I also saw my first geo sat - Galaxy 11.  According 
    >to the RCS values published by OIG, it's RCS is 660+.  
    >There's nothing else that has a value that big.  Is 
    >there a specific reason for it?
    I think that OIG's RCS values for geostationary and
    similar satellites may not be very reliable.  I think 
    that the span of solar panels, if available, is more 
    reliable.  The span of Galaxy 11 (or "XI") is 33.83 
    meters (111 feet).

    Galaxy 11 and at least four other satellites (XM-1, 
    XM-2, Anik F1, and PAS 1R) are the same model:
    (I can't get the information direct from or right now.)
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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