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31m, 100 foot and volume[edit]

I have no source, (which is why i mention it here,) but i think i've spotted (and fixed) an inconsistency: The old version said the diameter was 31m, which would be 102 feet. That sounded a bit strange for an American satellite, why not say "let's build a one hundred foot-satellite"? Then i checked, and the given volume gives a radius of 50.01 feet. So if anybody has a source for the diameter/radius, ey should remember to correct the volume as well.--ospalh (talk) 13:39, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

This NASA link gives "100-foot-diameter (30.48 m)".--ospalh (talk) 05:54, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

I thought "exactly" was suspicious. Possibly Pageos was always in sunlight the first few years, so the gas and the plastic would expand to 101 feet in diameter or a bit more due to the warmer temperature. Pageos would shrink very slowly due to minor gas leaks, then shrink more as Pageos cooled in the shade of Earth, with still more shrinking when the gas presure dropped to zero following the first disintgration.66.177.106.56 (talk) 03:18, 17 January 2013 (UTC)66.177.106.56 (talk) 03:05, 17 January 2013 (UTC)