Re: Starshine-2 not seen again

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Tue Dec 25 2001 - 11:17:16 EST

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    > I wonder if a "balloon" wouldnt be better.  Of course one the size of 
    > Echo 
    > would really be neat (particularly for my other hobby...grin) but 
    > even 1/3 
    > or /14 that would be quite visible.
    A balloon would probably be cheaper, and produce more observations.  The
    disadvantages are that there wouldn't be the "personal connection" with
    the students and the satellite (polish mirrors, and then you see the
    mirror's reflection of the sun after launch...), and there wouldn't be
    any flashes (unless you make certain parts of the balloon more shiny
    thean other parts).
    Did the STARSHINE project ever consider using balloons?
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
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