LARES satellite launch next year = another flashing sat to look forward to

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Nov 30 2011 - 15:26:19 UTC

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    Next year, the LARES satellite will be launched.
    
    Should be a nice sat observing flashes from, looking at this image of it.
    
    http://www.sciencewatch.com/sciencewatch/dr/fmf/images-fmf/2011/11janfmfCiufF2_575.jpg
    
    Another image of it
    
    http://www.esa.int/images/_SCO3633.jpg
    
    It will be placed into a orbit that is between 1400 to 1500 km high, with a inclination of 71 degrees.
    
    The ground track, the rocket is said will take.
    
    http://events.eoportal.org/presentations/236/10001907.html
    
    A website, which is down for some reason.
    
    http://www.lares-mission.com/
    
    Kevin
    
    
    
    
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