Re: Iridium Flares to End?

Mike (
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 20:22:38 -0600

Silver lining: this financial failure may discourage future satellite
constellations. Not a bad trade-off for astronomers.


> That's the scary part for astronomers.... It's just another really ugly
form of light > pollution.

>> Seems that the Iridium folks defaulted on about $1.5 billion (US).
>> I do not know what will happen but you may consider looking at
>> nice flares soon just in case.