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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS004 (2003)

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ARLS004 Starshine 3 Satellite Falls

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Space Bulletin 004  ARLS004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  February 6, 2003
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS004
ARLS004 Starshine 3 Satellite Falls

The Starshine 3 satellite, the 91-kg disco ball in space, burned up
in Earth's upper atmosphere above northern Canada or southern
Greenland around 0515z on January 21. From the time of its September
29, 2001, launch, Starshine 3 (SO-43) made 7434 revolutions around
Earth.

Starshine 3's highly reflective surface was designed to be easily
seen as it passed overhead at dawn and dusk, providing students the
opportunity to participate in its primary mission of satellite
tracking. Amateur Radio operators also could monitor AX.25 9600-baud
telemetry on 145.825 MHz.

The Project Starshine Web site has more information at
http://www.azinet.com/starshine.
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