Re: Objects close to ISS

From: Barhorst L.J.C. (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 07:34:36 EDT

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    On Tue, 09 Oct 2001 Markus Mehring wrote:
    >>Those fragments are probably related to the ISS spacewalk of yesterday.
    >>They have a very large drag factor meaning a a relative large volume and
    >>low mass.  26944 even has a negative drag factor !
    >Not bad. I hope they took some TV footage or still photos of the objects
    >during the EVA; I'd love to see that up close.
    On I saw a notice about a video showing the "tossing of
    a blanket into space".
    Sadly this video is only for subscribers.
    I quite well remember the observing of trashcans from Salyut 6 and 7.
    Sometimes there were more
    than a dozen objects close to the station.
    Have to look in my logs to recall the exact facts.
    Leo Barhorst
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