Re: blackout period

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Fri Mar 22 2002 - 16:09:06 EST

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    > "High solar angles" means that the Sun is near the orbit plane 
    > normal, so
    > the satellite is in sunlight along the entire orbit (or just too 
    > long).
    > 
    > This total illumination occurs approximately every 60 days, but only 
    > during
    > summer and winter.
    > 
    > In May 2002 this is on days 26-29.
    
    Do the exterior surfaces of the Space Shuttle and the ISS explain why the
    Shuttle cannot withstand this blackout period, but the ISS can?
    
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