XM geo sat flare = angled reflector panel

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Feb 14 2012 - 01:59:28 UTC

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    Either XM-1 are XM-2 is flaring at 1:51 utc ( Feb 14 )
    It's occuring at a area of sky 6 hours in R.A from the sun, so it's being caused by the angled solar panel.
    The sat will flare later, when it get's 12 hours in R.A from the sun, as I observed this morning.
    To bad the angled solar panels, were quit being used on boeing 702's because of a defect reported.
    Some info on sat
    My first flare observed from the angled solar panel.
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