Re: Satellite Debris

Tue, 30 Jul 1996 02:52:14 -0400 (EDT)

> 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  <>

There were several Oderacs put into orbit for that purpose.

Jay Respler
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