Re: UNID in Space: The Final Junkyard

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 11:28:45 PST

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    In a message dated 01/13/2000 1:42:56 PM EDT, Hedgepet@stihl.de writes:
    
    > While surfing over to watch the subject show on TLC last night, I saw what
    >  looked like a large, gold-colored solar panel (all by itself) slowly
    >  tumbling in space.  Does anyone know what object it was/is?  Is it still in
    >  orbit?  I realized last night that seeing these objects up close has
    >  inspired me to try a little harder to see them from far away, because I now
    >  have some idea what they look like.
    
    Sounds like the Hubble Space Telescope's orignial solar panels.  These were 
    replaced during the 1st HST repair mission.  
    
    They decayed about a year ago.
    
    Cheers
    Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
    Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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