Seeing flares from New Iridiums

Joe Dellinger (
Sun, 25 Jan 1998 18:23:05 -0600

	Will the various programs for predicting Iridium flares work on
satellites that are still being moved into their desired long-term orbits?
(For example, the new batch of recently launched ones.)

	How can we tell those apart from the ones that are sick, and hence
also not maintaining a controlled orientation (like #21)? (Other than just
knowing which ones are healthy, which ones are sick, and which ones are
still being moved into place?)