Tubsat-N

Craig Cholar (3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL)
Tue, 07 Jul 98 10:52:00 PDT

Igor Lissov said...
>P.S. Radio Mayak announced that the German Tubsat-N satellite was
>successfully launched this morning by a ballistic missile from
>Novomoskovsk submarine of the Russian Nothern Fleet.

Anyone trying to get a glimpse of Tubsat-N should be aware that it's
a very small object and a visual observation will be a challenge.
It's actually two 'nanosatellites' that will separate.  The larger
of the two is only 8.5kg (about 19 pounds).  The dimensions are
320x320x104 mm  (about 12x12x4 inches).

Pictures show that they have very dark coloration.  I think it will
take quite a bit of aperature and skill to see them.

http://www.spacer.com/spacecast/news/tubsat-98a.html
http://tubsat.fb12.tu-berlin.de/Tubsat-N.html

C. Cholar