R: RE: Nanosail questions

From: satrack@libero.it
Date: Wed Feb 02 2011 - 09:54:16 UTC

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    According to the photos taken from Finland, the sail should be still off axis 
    of at least 45 degrees.
    
    More details are available on the following web page, where I uploaded also a 
    couple of screenshots
    depicting the flare ground tracks with the same sail orientation (if it takes 
    sense...)
    
    http://digilander.libero.it/SATrack/NanosailFlares.html
    
    Best regards,
    Simone
    
    >----Messaggio originale----
    >Da: direland@drdale.com
    >Data: 1-feb-2011 23.10
    >A: "SeeSat-L"<SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >Ogg: RE: Nanosail questions
    >
    >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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