[amsat-bb] Re: too many satellites ?

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Thu Feb 12 10:49:19 PST 2009

"The debris objects shown in the images are an artist's impression based on
actual density data. However, the debris objects are shown at an exaggerated
size to make them visible at the scale shown."

Yeah, big time...

The exaggerated scale makes it look at lot more obnoxious than it really is.
But you know the "press" will have this one up on TV sooner or later, and
won't explain that factor of it at all.

Nate WY0X

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Alan Sieg WB5RMG
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 11:35 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] too many satellites ?

Timely image...  after yesterday's crash.

Todays's 'Image of the Day' shows the cloud of satellites about earth.
(This is a large image) It is apparently getting a little crowded up there.
The SatScape program can provide a similar view if you zoom out far enough.

For the detailed writeup, and other sizes check the main URL for IOTD...
     (After today, this one will be in the recent pics collection)

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