[amsat-bb] Russian Thing

Joe nss at mwt.net
Tue Jul 18 16:26:00 UTC 2017

```Why do you think it will be low in the sky?

Joe WB9SBD
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On 7/18/2017 11:22 AM, Paul Andrews wrote:
> Will this reflector tumble or be stabilized?
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> If it's a corner reflector - it could have gain in some direction.
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> My guess is that this size object would reflect 2M signals and up.
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> The moon is bigger but only reflects 7% of RF energy and it's much
> farther away.
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> I'm sure someone will try to bounce an RF signal off this mylar sail.
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> It should be easy to see from the ground.  :)      But very low in the
> sky.
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> 73 - Paul - W2HRO
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> On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:16 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net
> <mailto:nss at mwt.net>> wrote:
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>     It says once opened it will
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>     It will span 16 square meters (170 square feet)"
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>     a Triangle one side of 170 sqft = 18 feet base to peak. But if
>     they are saying 170 sqft total, then divided by 3 = 10 foot tall
>     base to peak.
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>     Now for a surface to be reflective, how big does it need to be in
>     terms of wvelength?
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>     Joe WB9SBD
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>     The Original Rolling Ball Clock
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>     On 7/18/2017 11:02 AM, Paul Andrews wrote:
>>     Will this object reflect RF signals?
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>>     Maybe reflect like meteor scatter?
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>>     Maybe too small.
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>>     On Jul 18, 2017 11:58 AM, "Joe" <nss at mwt.net
>>     <mailto:nss at mwt.net>> wrote:
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>>         he he eh that's why I asked here for a web page or similar I
>>         saw that also, and thought, ummmm I'm interested,, but NOT
>>         THAT INTERESTED!! he he he
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>>         Joe WB9SBD
>>         Sig
>>         The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>>         Idle Tyme
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>>         On 7/18/2017 10:29 AM, skristof at etczone.com
>>         <mailto:skristof at etczone.com> wrote:
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>>             app from Russia
>>             onto my smartphone?
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>>             Steve AI9IN
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>>             On 2017-07-18 10:50, JoAnne K9JKM wrote:
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>>                 Hi Joe,
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>>                 Heavens-Above.com now has pass predictions up for the
>>                 new Russian
>>                 reflector sat "Mayak," listing it as NORAD ID
>>                 2017-042F/42830.
>>                 http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=42830
>>                 <http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=42830>
>>                 (that's the page but no predictions were actually
>>                 listed the last time
>>                 I checked it.)
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>>                 Plus Mayak has its own app, available to those who
>>                 back the project.
>>                 See: http://cosmomayak.com/default#mobileapp
>>                 <http://cosmomayak.com/default#mobileapp>
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>>                 On 7/18/2017 9:42 AM, Joe wrote:
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>>                     While not really a Com bird, it still me be
>>                     interesting to spot.
>>                     Does anyone know of a tracking site for this?
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>>                     http://www.iflscience.com/space/russian-scientists-just-launched-a-controversial-artificial-star-that-might-anger-astronomers/all/
>>                     <http://www.iflscience.com/space/russian-scientists-just-launched-a-controversial-artificial-star-that-might-anger-astronomers/all/>
>>                     Joe WB9SBD
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