Re: geo sat's to internal power = time for geo sat flare's

From: Paul Bridges (
Date: Sun Aug 31 2008 - 20:43:15 UTC

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    I hope I'm not the only ignoramus here.
    If someone has a moment, could you explain, either on or off the list, 
    why going into the earth's shadow
    would make geosats flare?  It seems like they would go dark at that time.
    And why just this time of the year?
    Is it antennas causing the flare like with Iridiums?
    Is "spectacular flaring" a relative description?  It's hard to think 
    they'd be very bright that far away.
    Is there a web page that could clear this up for me?
    Thanks in advance.
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