Re: Cosmos 2265 observations

From: Allen Thomson (
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 15:24:26 EDT

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    > He informs me that Cosmos 2265 is an object of the "Taifun 1B" class, a
    radar calibration sphere, white painted with a diameter of 2.0 m and  a mass
    of 750 kg. A perfect test body for the decay and reentry predictions.
    "White painted" implying that it's also for optical calibration?  (Like, I
    seem to remember, one or more of the Calspheres.)
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