RE: BY O 111011 Part 2

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Thu Nov 10 2011 - 12:50:48 UTC

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    Brad Young wrote:
    > Phobos-Grunt (11-65A) and its r/b (11-65B) seen easily, very close to Space Track elsets.
    > R/b was tumbling slowly, and payload was steady and a bit orange.
    A significant portion of the payload is covered with a gold coloured thermal blanket, which we know from experience with
    other satellites, e.g. ERBS, Lacrosses 1 through 4, results in orange or reddish colour in ground-based observations.
    A photo showing the thermal blanket appears mid-way through the following article:
    Ted Molczan
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