Re: Geo sat's to internal power = time for them to go into shadow

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Feb 24 2009 - 01:59:18 UTC

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    I was asked what my message meant.
    
    This what it means.
    
    It means for awhile each night, you won't be able to see the geo sat's, as the sunlight that would normally reach them will be blocked by the earth. Since no sunlit will be reflected off the geo sat's, you won't be able to see the geo sat's during that time there in the earth's shadow.
    
    Since the solar panels will won't receive sunlight, then the solar panels won't be generating power, and so the batteries in the geo sat will have to supply the power, thus using internal power :)
    
    Kevin
    
    
    
    --- On Mon, 2/23/09, Kevin Fetter <kfetter@yahoo.com> wrote:
    
    > From: Kevin Fetter <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    > Subject: Geo sat's to internal power = time for them to go into shadow
    > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Received: Monday, February 23, 2009, 8:51 PM
    > The geo sat's will soon start entering into earth's
    > shadow, and thus disappear from view for a short time each
    > night. 
    > 
    > Kevin
    > 
    > 
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