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
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Mike DiMuzio    mdimuzio@cisnet.com