Previous deorbit sail

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Grant Privett

It may even be right.

I observed the Canadian CanX-7 satellite which had a smaller solar sail deployed and during one pass it became as bright (for  a second) as Regulus – perhaps because it was pretty obviously tumbling at that point.

Should be worth a look. Is there a date yet for when it deploys?