Galaxy 11 nice and bright, XM3 not seen, Milstar 6 seen

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jan 29 2007 - 22:00:04 EST

  • Next message: Kevin Fetter: "Re: Galaxy 11 nice and bright, XM3 not seen, Milstar 6 seen"

    What a difference those solar concentrators make.
    
    I tried to see the XM 3 geo sat, a boeing HS702 series, without the solar concentrators. I could
    see it. I waited for Galaxy 11 which has solar concentrators, and it was so easy to see. So those 
    solar concentrators sure increase the amount of sunlight reflecting off the solar panels. 
    
    Before Galaxy 11, I spotted Milstar 6, It passed above, and very close to Tau Orion, as seen from
    my location.
    
    Kevin
    
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