Re: Iridium 33 and 28 question

From: George Roberts (
Date: Thu Mar 12 2009 - 14:18:19 UTC

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    > I've seen simulations that imply both
    > were totally blown to pieces.
    The simulations I've seen show one dot (pixel) for each piece.  The dots are 
    typically about 10 miles across to scale.  The largest pieces don't warrant a 
    larger dot in the simulation.  Obviously all the pieces are much smaller than 10 
    miles across but you can't show anything smaller than one pixel.  They probably 
    should have made the satellites themselves 2 pixels across and of different 
    color in the simulation to show how it was a "glancing but devastating blow".
    - George Roberts
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