Re: upcoming solar sail launch

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Sun Feb 06 2005 - 08:32:32 EST

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    Indeed it will be a nice visual satellite with a span of 30 meters.
    Perhaps even with flashes as the sails reflects the sunlight.
    
    Nice homepage, with several interesting articles.
    
    I just wonder why they couldn't come up with a more original name than 
    Cosmos 1.
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
    http://www.home.zonnet.nl/leobarhorst/index.html
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 1:36 PM
    Subject: upcoming solar sail launch
    
    
    > On Mar 1 a Volna rocket will launch a satellite called cosmos 1 into a 
    > approx 825 km high 78
    > degree inclination orbit.
    >
    > http://www.planetary.org/solarsail/
    >
    > This should make for a nice satellite.
    >
    > Kevin
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