Re: ALOS satellite is on it way

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Tue Jan 24 2006 - 13:49:21 EST

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    Must be a bright sat with its 22 by 3 m solar array
    and the 8.9 x 3.1 Palsar array.
    
    According to the ALOS website the sat is in a stable, nadir
    pointing position.
    So perhaps predictions for flashes can be made, like Iridium.
    
    I'll have to wait till last week of March before the sat is visible.
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
    http://www.satlist.nl/index.html
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 2:33 AM
    Subject: ALOS satellite is on it way
    
    
    > Finally the wait is over!
    >
    > After the launch being delayed a few times, ALOS is finally on it's way to 
    > orbit.
    >
    > It's orbit will be roughly 700 km high, and sun sync. So it's orbital 
    > height is less then the
    > adeos, noaa satellites also in sun sync orbit.
    >
    > Allright, 2 more bright satellites in orbit, to orbserve. The more the 
    > better. Great for showing
    > at public observing events.
    >
    > Kevin
    >
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