Barhorst L.J.C. (
Thu, 04 Feb 1999 12:57:14 +0100

Izak Marais wrote:

> The info and sky & Telescope's article on znamya is very interesting, but
> it seems it will not be visible (even without the light) from Southern
> Africa.   Does anybody have any more information on this?
	As the visible nightpasses are over the northern hemisphere I
	the passes in the south are in daylight. (Half an orbit and halfway
	around the world away).

	Also the Znamya is to reflect the sunlight from the sun over the
	southern hemisphere to the earth underneath the flightpath.
	For cities in the southern hemispere it would be difficult to
	point the mirror in such a way to reflect sunlight to the south, 
	as the sun is already suoth of the equator.

	Leo Barhorst