Re: Starshine 3

Date: Sat Sep 29 2001 - 22:23:12 EDT

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    In a message dated 9/29/01 10:03:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
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    On three passes (1999 June 05, June 19, and 2000 February 15) we saw
    the earlier Starshine (99-030B) at maximum (flashing) brightnesses 
    ranging from 2nd to 6th magnitude but were never able to see it
    between flashes in 7x50 and 10x50 binoculars.  So unless this new
    one is significantly different from its predecessor, it seems unlikely
    that it will be easily seen without optical aid.
    The problem with Starshine 1 was that it was not spun properly upon release.  
     Presumably this one will be spinning.   
    Apparently this rocket will release some payloads at 700 miles, then drop to 
    200 miles to release Starshine.
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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