RE: upcoming solar sail launch

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Feb 06 2005 - 12:21:18 EST

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    Great minds think alike:)
    
    I was thinking of that to. I been waiting awhile for this to go into orbit.
    
    I am off that day from work, so I plan to view it.
    
    Kevin
    
    --- Ted Molczan <molczan@rogers.com> wrote:
    
    > It occurs to me that hobbyist visual tracking might of some use in the first
    > hours after launch. Perhaps someone should contact the project managers and ask
    > whether we might of assistance. All we would require are accurate pre-flight
    > elements, and information on the dimensions of the spacecraft in the various
    > expected stages of deployment (my guess is that it is small without the sail).
    > Then, we could determine whether or not any of our sensors would be able and
    > willing to get up early and have a look.
    > 
    > Ted Molczan
    > 
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