Mir Experiment

Mike DiMuzio (mdimuzio@cisnet.com)
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 20:41:09 +0000

    Well, the Progress launch to Mir on Sunday apparently carried
a thin Mylar sheet that will be deployed next February to a diameter
of about 25 meters to make a "new moon".

    This is being done to more accurately track Mir as a test
for future spacecraft.  Sounds to me like they couldn't get
a seperate Progress launch for their initial idea of shining
the Sun into the dark winter areas of the northern hemisphere,
so Energia found another way of doing it.


Mike DiMuzio    mdimuzio@cisnet.com