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Russian satellite to outshine everything but the moon

Discussion in 'Astronomy in the media' started by CAS Admin, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. CAS Admin

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    The future is incredibly bright for a Russian satellite that is expected to outshine everything but the moon, starting next month. The tiny Mayak satellite will be be launched on a Soyuz 2.1v vehicle July 14 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, IFLScience reported. Once in orbit, about 370 miles high, the satellite will unfurl a giant pyramid-shaped solar reflector to shine brighter than any other star in the night sky.

    http://nypost.com/2017/06/30/russian-satellite-to-be-one-of-the-brightest-objects-in-the-night-sky/
     
  2. Bu Windsor

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    Where and when should we look for it?
     
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    Reading the article its not even it orbit yet. :cool:
     
  4. Erik Vermaat

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    Pretty ridiculous actually with hardly a science goal behind it...
     

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