RE: Visible Tethers at 120 miles

TLN (tomnagy@nauticom.net)
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 15:59:39 -0400

Ever see a single cobweb in the sunlight from some
distance?

The same principle applies.

On Friday, October 16, 1998 11:15 AM, Dave English 
[SMTP:prospector@sd.znet.com] wrote:
> I would like to know how we can see the -3mm tethers at distances up
> to 200 km as has been demonstrated by the last tether launch. It would
> seem that they are too small to see, even if they were white hot.  Any
> ideas?  Are they creating an electrically charged field that radiates
> light around them?
>
>                                         Dave English
>                                         Oceanside, California