Re: sun tracking solar panels and possible flares

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Thu Dec 28 2006 - 16:07:47 EST

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    Didnt notice any flares tonight Tom...in fact there was no orange glow 
    either.
    In addition I would say that brightness was as predicted .
    What was missing was the extra " brightness" from the new radiator.
    Previously , before the sun tracking was put in operation , the new radiator 
    was "earth pointing" and very bright.Now it moves as the
    array rotates and seems  less reflective.
    
    John
    
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Tom Wagner" <sciteach@mchsi.com>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 8:35 PM
    Subject: sun tracking solar panels and possible flares
    
    
    > Just curious,
    >
    > I wonder if the sun tracking feature of the new solar array on the ISS 
    > will make it likely to see more or fewer flares from those panels? Also, 
    > would the flares be predictable?
    >
    > Tom  Iowa  USA
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