Satellite colours

Dr Paul J Henney (
Tue, 10 Aug 1999 16:08:17 +0100

Sorry if this has been covered before but  observing both UARS and Lacrosse
3 over the weekend I was struck by their distinctive orange colouration
compared to other sats.

Is this just an atmos. artefact from my observing position for bright sats
(Sheffield, UK, +200M alt) or does it reflect (sorry about the pun)
someting about the actual colour/coating of the sats??