Satellite Debris

Jeff Hunt (
Mon, 29 Jul 96 22:06:40 PDT


I'm trying to update information regarding satellite debris for the proposed 
SeeSat FAQ.  I read in the August 1996 issue of Popular Mechanics that 
detection sensitivity is reported to be able to detect objects down to 10 cm 
in diameter.  Earlier this year I recall there was a satellite launched
that was going to release 4 cm diameter balls for radar calibation.  Would 
anyone recall the id of that satellite off hand.  Please don't bother to 
research it, but maybe someone recalls the name/id.  If not, I will view the 
Spacewarn messages for 1996.  Thanks, Jeff Hunt  <>