Re: Mirror in space

Eberst (
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 18:59:57 +0200

A consortium headed by the
Russian company Korolev Energy intends to launch in November a big
mirror capable of reflecting sunlight at night, with intensity 10 times
brighter than the moon. It will be done in order to light up northern
cities, where the night are very long in the winter. 

Would anyone like to comment on the competence of launching a very large
mirror into orbit, just days before the great meteor storm that may occur at
the maximum of the Leonid meteor shower?  I would comment myself, except that
I don't know the emoticon for rolling around on the floor, holding your sides
with laughter.
best wishes  Russell  Eberst  @   North: 55 degrees, 56 minutes, 55 seconds
             West:  3 degrees, 8 minutes, 18 seconds: 
             43metres (150 feet) above sea-level