Lacrosse 5......my final thoughts...for now :O)

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Sat Jul 29 2006 - 05:35:57 EDT

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    Hi all,
    
    Having taken on board  all the comments here and suggestions by CPV , I have 
    come up with the following...pure speculation of course.
    
    http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/lacrosse5.gif
    
    
    I'm assuming that the reflections are from the body of the spacecraft and 
    the solar panels , not the dish ( or possibly dishes)
    I still subscribe to the dish antenna school of thought thought. If the dish 
    is of a non reflective material , then it could be masking the rest of the 
    bird at times , causing the sudden fading.
    
    Either way , I think the panels (possibly a double arrangement ) could be 
    40-50 metres span.
    Nearest approach was about 740km
    
    John
    
    
    
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