Re: Stars help to track space junk

From: Björn Gimle (bjorn.gimle@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Jun 01 2011 - 17:51:12 UTC

  • Next message: Marco Langbroek: "Re: Stars help to track space junk"

    I saw their wording as implying that that they take several exposures with a
    fixed camera, so that they have more star trails close to the object
    position to measure, and more positions for the object (possibly also
    moving).
    
    2011/6/1 Marco Langbroek <marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl>
    
    > Op 1-6-2011 13:00, Kevin Fetter schreef:
    > >
    > http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Stars_help_to_track_space_junk_999.html
    >
    > I fail to see how this is substantially different from what for example
    > Greg,
    > Peter, Scott and me already do with regard to geostationary objects: i.e.
    > it
    > amounts to taking digital images and using astrometry to get positions from
    > them
    > (with startrail measurements as the baseline astrometric reference grid).
    >
    > - Marco
    >
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