Iridium numbering

Leo Barhorst (
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 08:56:39 +0000

Just reed Walters message on the Iridium (not Iridia, as was 
explained last year) numbering.
I like his system. It gives a superb view of what is going on in the 
sky. Also the in-operative satellites are clearly notable.

I agree with Walter that the actual Iridiumnumber is of only 
historical importance. The same goes for the Norad and Cospar ID's.
For the purpose of observing the Iridiumflares the numbering Walter 
has worked out is great

Leo Barhorst