Re: STS-75 TSS Tether Break

jvarney@mail2.quiknet.com
Sun, 25 Feb 1996 21:15:32 -0800

At 09:36 PM 2/25/96 -0400, Philip Chien wrote:

>Right now the plane of the TSS's orbit will make it visible from the
>southern hemisphere and I'd suspect that keps will be available soon
>through the normal channels.  If it stays up long enough to be visible this
>will certainly be an unusual looking satellite!

I can't say I share your certainty.  That tether is quite thin and I doubt
it will be visible to ground-based observers.

A most unusual satellite to look at, to be sure; my guess it
will be quite ordinary-looking, though.

 -- Jim
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