Japanese Solar Sail

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (grd.holtkamp@t-online.de)
Date: Tue Feb 28 2006 - 16:33:27 EST

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    Hi all,
    
    I just saw that the recently launched object 2006-005B, #28940 has been 
    labeled SOLAR SAIL. The Japanese launch anouncement had mentioned the 
    deployment of a solar sail. Has anyone more details of this sail and has 
    anyone already seen it?  I seem to be getting some marginal morning and 
    evening visibilities in a few days (but the sky doesn't want to cooperate 
    anyhow).
    
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
    
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