Re: Ground-based picture of Shenzhou in orbit???

Tristan Cools (
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 23:49:49 +0100

At 17:24 21/11/99 -0600, you wrote:

>Hmmm.  I agree that the left-hand picture in the control center scene is the
>same -- but based on similarities to other ground-based satellite imagery
>I've seen,  I  still think we may be seeing a blurry picture of the real
>thing rather than a  low-res computer graphic.

Well, the background of the satellite is blue which could suggest a picture
taken from another satellite with the Earth as background(remember the ERS
1 picture taken by a Spot satellite).  But there wasn't another satellite
in the neighbourhood, certainly not by the Chinese, so this would be very
unlikely.(except from the Keyhole satellites which do spy on other
satellites I believe).

Tristan Cools
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