# Why do all satellites seems to have the same color from earth?

When you look up right after dusk or before dawn, you are very likely to see passing satellites passing overhead, still illuminated by the sun and reflecting daylight towards you.

All theses appear to be yellowish white.

Why is that so? Is it because they all average out to a similar reflective colour?

What if I sent a huge pink reflective balloon; would it appear pink?

• The experiment should be done and live broadcast. I'm pretty sure in the future we'll be seeing a variety of space-art up there. – uhoh Jun 9 '17 at 6:39
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• I laughed out loud, then said "of course! where else?" Then I asked a follow-up question. Thanks for this! – uhoh Jun 9 '17 at 7:20