New bright satellite

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:15:53 +0200
On Friday Jul 14th 2017 at 6;36 Ut a Soyuz 2-1A will launch with 73
The main payload is Kanopus V-IK, several micro satellites and a lot of
with 8 Lemur-2 and 48 Flock 2k satellites in a 98 degree orbit.

But the one to watch for is MAYAK (russian for Lighthouse or Beacon), a 3U
that will deploy a tetrahedral reflector with sides of 4 sq m.
The sat wil rotate in all 3 directions and by reflecting the sunlight it
could reach
mag -10, much brighetr than ISS (mag -4) or the Iridium-1's (mag -8).

See the article on with 2 video's and photo's.

Should be a nice object to watch and image.

Leo Barhorst
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