Re: Disco ball into orbit

Dale Ireland (
Mon, 26 Jan 1998 19:19:53 -0800

Yup, it sounds like a disco ball, thanks for the reference.
Seriously, I wonder what would be more effective, ie "brighter", a ball
with 1000 small mirrors or the same ball with 10 surfaces and a high,
irregular spin rate? Of course the 10 surface ball would flash but it might
be a lot easier to spot. I am betting the design they have will require
binoculars and good eyes like the sputnik does.

At 07:04 PM 1/26/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Dale Ireland wrote:
>> Is someone planning to launch one of those disco balls into orbit?
>Check out:
>Patrick  :-)
>Patrick Wiggins
>Hansen Planetarium Education Department
>voice: 801.531-4952, fax: 801.531-4948

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