Re: USA 144: The Mystery Deepens - Flash Timings Needed

From: Björn Gimle (
Date: Mon Aug 05 2002 - 11:14:16 EDT

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    If it is operational, and does have very large solar panels, they would not
    contribute much to the visual brightness we see (only in the direction of the
    Sun), but it could be larger AND heavier to give the right SRP effect.
    ----- Original Message -----
    > The satellite could be a high bandwidth communication satellite (bigger
    > SDS?).
    > The area for the up/downlink dish could suggest a bandwidth of around
    > 1Gbit/sec, with solar panels giving enough power for this sort of load.
    > There are a lot of uses for this sort of satellite, but it still won't
    > explain the low weight question.
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