Re: Znamya Test Over Quebec City

Daniel Deak (
Tue, 02 Feb 1999 21:22:41 -0500

Johannes Mueller wrote :

> I've read, that the actual experiment is, instead of previous ones,
> manoeuvrable.
> So the question is, should I look for the Liege - Frankfurt line, or better
> for a overhead-pass, which will show up (with up-to-date elsets) surely a
> different observation-point?
> Any suggestions?
> Johannes Mueller
> ----------------------------------------------

Hi everybody,

      I just e-mailed Vladimir Syromyatnikov, project director, for information
on the possibility to manoeuvre the mirror because the ground track for Mir
in Quebec passes in inhabited areas. Moreover, it enters shadow a quarter
of the way into the province of Quebec at 23:54:15 UTC. So this means we
don't have good chances to see something.

      Dale Ireland may be right when saying that since the mirror can be
oriented at will, one cannot predict the exact path the reflected light will
follow. I hope they can orient the mirror towards populated areas.

      Thanks for the feedback.


Daniel Deak
St-Bonaventure, Québec  <>
COSPAR site 1745 : 45.9483°N, 72.6539°W, 58 m., UTC-5:00