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News - next solar sail launch

  1. Nov 10, 2004 #1

    Phobos

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/11/10/solar.sail.ap/index.html [Broken]

     
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  3. Nov 10, 2004 #2

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    That's good news, Phobos. Glad you spotted it. It says that the windmill looking thing will be visible. I sometimes see satellites an hour or two after sunset---they'v always been polar orbit---going roughly north or south. and they look like slowly moving stars

    I have the impression that this (because 100? foot diameter) should be
    more noticeable. Hope someone at PF will tell us when to be on the lookout.
     
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