Re: ISS ..this morning's offering......

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Mon Mar 01 2004 - 13:59:45 EST

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    Hi Robert
    
    I think the Phantom is too small to provide that sort of reflection....its
    about the size of a human torso.
    Perhaps it was just a flare off the Soyuz.
    Looking at frames either side of that one , the increased reflection only
    lasted a few seconds.
    
    John
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    To: "Seesat List" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
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    Subject: Re: ISS ..this morning's offering......
    
    
    > There is one addition - Matroshka
    > http://www.esa.int/export/esaHS/SEMBM02PGQD_iss_0.html
    >
    > and http://lowdose.tricity.wsu.edu/2001mtg/abstracts/reitz.htm
    >
    > (NASA describes it as Matroyshka but all other references seem to use
    > "Matroshka.")
    >
    > A web search on "Matroshka" will yield several other sources.
    >
    > I have not found the external dimensions of this experimental module but
    it
    > does seem quite large and the shape seems to fit your picture- I think?
    >
    > So it seems that this observation may be described as a "phantom" one. :-)
    >
    > Incidentally NASA spaceflight site says that one of the tasks not
    completed
    > was retrieval of a set of retroreflectors from Zvezda, which would assist
    > the preparation of navigational data for the arrival of the new European
    > supply ship next year.
    >
    > Robert Holdsworth
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    >
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: "John Locker" <john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk>
    >
    >
    > > http://mysite.freeserve.com/satcom_transits/mar1long.jpg
    > > ISS from this morning.....notice the reflective triangular shape on
    Zvezda
    > > .......is this one of the experiments fitted during the EVA ?
    > > ........probably not , but it's certainly very bright.
    > >
    > > John
    > >
    > >
    > > John Locker
    > > http://www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/
    > >
    > >
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