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I will miss them. The mag -8 ones are nice to see.

 

On another note, whatever happened to that Russian beacon thing ??

Not heard much about it recently......?

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5 minutes ago, Bino-viewer said:

I will miss them. The mag -8 ones are nice to see.

 

On another note, whatever happened to that Russian beacon thing ??

Not heard much about it recently......?

 

Just spent the last 5 minutes or so, doing loads of Google searches, and it all seems to be a bit of a mystery.

 

The thing called Mayak (translation to English = Beacon) was launched on 14-15th July, but nobody (that I can find) has seen it yet, even heavens Above have a search page for it but is blank.

 

Common consensus is that it launched but never unfolded it "sail" so can't be seen.

 

Not a bad thing imo.

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21 minutes ago, Bino-viewer said:

I will miss them. The mag -8 ones are nice to see.

 

On another note, whatever happened to that Russian beacon thing ??

Not heard much about it recently......?

Mayak failed to deploy. Don't think anyone even got to see it...

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13287-mayak-fails/?tab=comments&_fromLogin=1

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11 minutes ago, Tweedledee said:

Mayak failed to deploy. Don't think anyone even got to see it...

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13287-mayak-fails/?tab=comments&_fromLogin=1

Pete : tried to PM you just now about something unrelated.

It said you can't receive Private messages. Is your inbox full ??

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14 hours ago, Bino-viewer said:

Pete : tried to PM you just now about something unrelated.

It said you can't receive Private messages. Is your inbox full ??

Cheers Rob. Replied to your text and cleared out some PMs. :)

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