Re: Interesting Starlink G 5-6 optical characteristics

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_lists.seesatmail.org>
Date: Sat, 6 May 2023 16:34:34 +0200
Op 6-5-2023 om 11:28 schreef PAUL MALEY via Seesat-l:
> first object. These objects were not steady and were slowly tumbling. I am wondering if these have been assessed to have failed.

These are the rods that keep the stack of satellites together on the Falcon 9
untill they are released. They usually have a lifetime of a few days and then
reenter. They appear in the catalogue as "Falcon 9 DEB". There are four of them
per launch.

- Marco

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