flares from ALOS satellite ?

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jun 14 2004 - 09:06:24 EDT

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    There is a satellite call ALOS 
    Planned to be launched in 2004, using a  H2A Rocket. I haven't heard when they plan to use that
    rocket again, after it failed, destroying 2 spy satellites.
    Anyway I was looking at it, and have noticed that the PALSAR part of the spacecraft appers it
    might be fixed, with respect to the spacecraft, like the iridium MMA are. If this is true, and the
    way the spacecraft seems to be pointed, might allow for flare of the 
    PALSAR ( Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar ) antenna as it appears to be a good
    reflector of light.
    What do you think.
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