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EISCAT Svalbard Radar measures NorSat-1

Yesterday, I told you that the latest beam park measurement of space debris detected two clusters of small satellites. After talking with Lasse Clausen from UiO today, I figured out that Norway's first scientific satellite, Norsat-1, is one of the small satellites launched in one of these flocks. I is about 20x30x40 cm in size, which makes it a reasonably big target, which will also show up in the sidelobes of the radar. I did a little search, and figured out that Norsat-1 is indeed one of the objects that we detected in the beampark observation.


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