Blinded by the light

Craig Cholar (3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL)
Mon, 22 Jun 98 13:54:49 PDT

More over Iridiums, you may have some competition about who's the
brightest of them all.  A consortioum of aerospace companies intends
to launch a giant mirror that will reflect sunlight down to the Earth,
appearing up to ten times as bright as the full Moon.  A Progress
vehicle may test the concept in November by lighting up these cities...
Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Nakina, Quebec, St. John's,
Brest, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Krakow, Kiev, Kharkov, Orenburg,
Karaganda, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Blagoveschensk, Khabarovsk.

For more information, read this June 20th New Scientist article:

http://www.newscientist.com:80/ns/980620/nspacemirror.html

Craig Cholar