Re: Starshine-2 not seen again

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 16:08:39 EST

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    > If it is 99% covered with mirrors, there are no surfaces left to 
    > produce a
    > standard magnitude better than, say, +10 between flashes. And as 
    > Tony says,
    > with 100+ second rotation period, there won't be enough to see them 
    > except
    > by chance in binoculars.
    Would I be correct in assuming that it is mathematically impossible to
    make flash predictions for Starshine 2 and 3, like you can for the
    Iridium constellation?
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
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