re: Tether may be visible

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2007 - 17:40:19 EDT

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    Randy John wrote:
    > ... the recent tether experiment failed to completely deploy, 
    > so it may be visible. The report indicates that it will 
    > re-enter in 4-11 days.  Now, if I could only remember what 
    > the id of this sat is!
    It was the Foton M3 (2007-040A, 32058) launch, and the student 
    satellite was YES2.
    I don't know if there are elements for the tether and the 
    Fotino package that is/was attached to it.
    The partially deployed length is more than twice as long as 
    TiPS, and it's in a lower orbit, so it could be someething to
    see if it's extended and not curled up into a tangled knot.
    I wish it had worked as planned, but it sounds like they may
    still be able to get some good data.
    Here's a link to the mission website:
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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