Ikonos - was re: Misc

Philip Chien (kc4yer@amsat.org)
Sat, 20 Mar 1999 21:39:34 -0500

Kevin Fetter <kfetter@geocities.com> said:

>Looks like there might be a new satellite with a red color in the sky, to
>join erbs and the lacrosse satellites. The new satellite will be IKONOS 1
>to be launched in april. I was looking at a picture of it, and some of it
>is covered in Kapton, the stuff used for thermal blanketing.

But remember that IKONOS is a much smaller satellite so it will be dimmer
and the color won't be as apparent.

Philip Chien, KC4YER
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