There's a new (passive solar) orbital reflector, called the Orbital Reflector.
While Mayak (Маяк) was a crowdfunded project at Moscow State Mechanical Engineering University and the Humanity Star was designed and built by a small group at Rocket Labs, the Orbital Reflector project, driven by artist Trevor Paglen has backing and technical contribution from spacecraft engineers and aerospace companies, the Nevada Museum of Art, and (likely) other patrons.
Looking at the project's website orbitalreflector.com I can see that the inflatable structure is long and skinny and the orientations of the faces are not distributed uniformly.
I would guess that some substantial thought has been put into the project. What will be the orientation of the spacecraft and it's reflectors once in LEO, and will that orientation be good or bad for visibility?
Question: What will be the attitude of the upcoming "Orbital Reflector"? Will this result in good visibility?
See the artist's (Paglen's) own article in Medium: Let’s Get Pissed Off About Orbital Reflector… and Gizmodo's Hey Artists, Stop Putting Shiny Crap Into Space
If you would like to read further about these previous orbital reflectors, the questions and answers contain plenty of reference material:
- Mayak, a magnitude -10 (minus ten) satellite; how is the large, delicate reflector expanded?
Two week mark; has Mayak (Маяк) been spotted yet? Reflector deployed? Astronomy “ruined”?
Does Humanity Star have non-reflective triangular panels? If so, what are their characteristics?
- Why would Humanity Star not be visible from North America (USA?) until March?
- Has the Humanity Star been spotted yet?
- What is the name of the polyhedral shape of the Humanity Star?