Re: Gorizont 14 and probably GSTAR 3

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Wed Oct 03 2001 - 09:43:46 EDT

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    I wonder if a different type of solar panel might explain
    the ones flaring three hours before shadow entry.  Here's an
    illustration of one of the XM Radio satellites that shows the
    three-sided shape (three sides of a trapezoid) of the panels:
    I don't have any idea which other ones might have that type
    of panels.
    What you are see in in addition to the solar cell, is the angled solar 
    reflector panels which concentrate the suns rays on the solar cells. It is 
    stardard on the Boeing HS702 series of spacecraft.
    It is found on the following sats in orbit.
    Anik F1
    Galaxy XI
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