STS Magnitude

Mon, 13 Nov 95 17:14:00 -0500

When using Quicksat to predict passes during STS missions, what are
proper values for magnitude and dimensions to edit into QUICKSAT.MAG?
Some previous STS data lines in QUICKSAT.MAG have dimensions (37.1 23.8
17.1), other lines do not.  Are these dimensions correct?  Magnitude
values vary between missions.  Is this a function of how a particular
mission is flown (vehicle attitude or orbit inclination, for example),
or of each vehicle's physical characteristics, or some other factor?  Is
there a standard or representative value appropriate for each mission?

Jim Gorges