FW: SeeSat-D Digest V97 #303 , Oldest easy satelilite

Stephen Thompson (sthompson@esiusa.com)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 13:10:43 -0400

>>	Vanguard 1 sounds hard to show to a crowd, I'm afraid.
>>	What is the oldest satellite currently in orbit that can reach
>>NAKED EYE visibility? How about the oldest that can become bright enough
>>to show people naked-eye from a suburban location, say 3rd magnitude?
For those at low latitudes, 00694 ( 63 47A ) is a reliable crowd pleaser
with a nice tumble and bright enough to see from town.

Stephen Thompson
>30.5 N 84 W