Re: Cosmos 1 solar sail expected magnitude

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jun 06 2005 - 08:44:37 EDT

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    The Magnitude will depend on a few factors. One the angle of the solar sail with respect to the
    sun, as this determines where the sunlight that gets reflected off the solar sail goes. Then how
    high the solar sail gets in your sky is another thing you have to watch for.
    
    Only sure way to know, is to wait for it to get into orbit, and observe it.
    
    My thoughts on this.
    
    Kevin
    
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