Re: Foton M-3

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sat Sep 15 2007 - 18:15:27 EDT

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    At 01:21 AM 16/09/2007, Art Glick wrote:
    >Hi SeeSaters,
    >The Foton M-3 package has the longest tether ever.
    >The most amazing thing I have ever seen in 50 years of looking up 
    >was the Italian tether experiment from the Shuttle back in the 
    >1990's that failed.  This one is almost twice as long!
    >Heavens-Above, upon which I depend heavily, does not have these 
    >items in the data base yet, and I know that something like a tether 
    >isn't going to last too long.
    >Would any of you kind souls be able to tell me if we have any 
    >viewing opportunities here in southern WV (38.067N, 80.434W).  I've 
    >got a Clear Sky Alarm for tonight!
    Art, the tether is only going to be deployed  for a couple of orbits. 
    The only geographical locations having
    any visibility are high latitudes near either pole. this was 
    mentioned on this list a week or two ago.
    Tony Beresford
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