Re: Iridium 911 flashing like mad

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Sat Mar 03 2001 - 07:40:00 PST

  • Next message: McConahy, Ralph: "RE: Iridium 911 flashing like mad"

    > Last night it was mostly clear for a while.  After a brief look 
    > at Lacrosse 2, low in the east I saw a northbound, rapidly and 
    > brightly flashing object that I thought was probably an airplane.  
    > But I had predictions for some flashing Iridiums and so went 
    > ahead and started clicking on the flashes.  When I checked, they
    > were more like 1.2 to 1.25 second, which is not very likely for 
    > an airplane.  So I'm pretty sure it was Iridium 911 (97-030G, 
    
    Iridium 911?  Do the numbers for Iridiums actually go up that high?  I
    was never aware than an Iridium was ever designated in triple digits.
    
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    Jonathan T. Wojack                 tlj18@juno.com
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