Re: UNID in Space: The Final Junkyard

Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 23:41:08 PST

  • Next message: Ed Cannon: "GRO days near an end?" wrote:
    > While surfing over to watch the subject show on TLC last night, I saw what
    > looked like a large, gold-colored solar panel (all by itself) slowly
    > tumbling in space.  Does anyone know what object it was/is? 
    The solar panels of HST were replaced during the first servicing mission.
    One was folded and brought into the shuttle. The other was warped and
    couldn't be folded so it was cut loose and left in orbit. A couple of
    hours later, I became the first person on earth to see it in orbit,
    tumbling, and slowly flashing. It was leading, and a little below
    the shuttle.
    >  I realized last night that seeing these objects up close has
    > inspired me to try a little harder to see them from far away, because I now
    > have some idea what they look like.
    Close-up views of a few naked eye satellites are on my SKY VIEWS web site, 
    below.  If anyone knows of additional similar pictures, please let me know
    their location.
    Jay Respler
       Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
               Freehold, New Jersey
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