RE: Nanosail questions

From: Dale Ireland (direland@drdale.com)
Date: Tue Feb 01 2011 - 22:10:16 UTC

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    It doesn't appear to be flat. Any idea how far off axis a reflection might
    be possible. I mean Sun at -4 and nanosail on the opposite horizon at +5  ?
    
    Dale 
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: seesat-l-bounces+direland=drdale.com@satobs.org 
    > [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+direland=drdale.com@satobs.org] On 
    > Behalf Of Randy John
    > Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 1:40 PM
    > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Subject: RE: Nanosail questions
    > 
    > Dale,
    > 	It has been stated that the stable orientation will be 
    > face-on to it's motion.  Once that happens there will no 
    > nighttime flares from the sun.  The object being reflected 
    > must be above the horizon.  Draw a picture if you are not 
    > sure.  Would you be satisfied with a lunar reflection?
    > 	Randy 
    > 
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: seesat-l-bounces+rjohn=axarosenberg.com@satobs.org
    > [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+rjohn=axarosenberg.com@satobs.org] 
    > On Behalf Of Dale Ireland
    > Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 12:25 PM
    > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Subject: Nanosail questions
    > 
    > Hello
    > 
    > Is nanosail-d in a stable orientation with predictable flares 
    > like an iridium?
    > 
    > I can't find nanosail or 90027 at Space-Track. Is it 
    > "classified" or is there some other way to search for latest elements?
    > 
    > Dale
    > 
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