ISS

National MIC 2 (Natmic2@ventbcas.telstra.com.au)
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 18:03:00 +1000

Hello from down-under,

Why is the sighting of the international Space Station so disappointing?
I imagined from television coverage before launch it was a reasonable size,
and expected good sun reflection.
Usually only aound 5 to 6 in magnitude.

Can anyone enlighten me please to why so dim, (or has it got non reflective
paint??)

Regards
John Nott
Melbourne
Australia
145E 38S (roughly)