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Re: (Fwd) QST STARSHINE PROJECT



Actually, that is the plan...to send one up each school year throughout the
entire sunspot cycle.  I spent some time reading the stuff on the web about
this project and I think it's great.  The kids were involved in polishing
the mirrors on the satellite.  I do agree, though, that the ham connection
(having the kids look up a ham to get a time hack) is a bit of a stretch.
But, if it helps the program, then why not?

73, Ken/N4PBY
Ft Worth, TX

----- Original Message -----
From: <K5OE@aol.com>
To: <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 1999 6:29 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] (Fwd) QST STARSHINE PROJECT


> kd9kc@elp.rr.com writes:
>
> > > done with ISS.  Does it really require a special satellite?  Does the
> >  > starshine satellite really have any reasonable purpose at
> >  > all?  I don't
> >  > think so.
>
> The Houston Chronicle carried a story this morning with some data I had
not
> seen before, describing one of the goals of the sat as observing the
> increasing drag on the sat as the solar cycle nears its peak next year.
The
> students will observe (actually, they will calculate and envision) the sat
> "slow down" and drop in orbit as the solar activity causes the atmosphere
to
> enlarge during the peak years.  The article conjectured it would be
> interesting to have a fleet of these aluminum "disco balls" available over
an
> entire 11 year cycle.
>
> 73,
> Jerry, K5OE
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