Re: Iridium 73 status mystery

From: bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 07:00:11 PST

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    >
    > The joker in the pack seem to be Iridium 73!
    >
    > There are reports of flashing from this satellite:
    > http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Jun-1999/0507.html and
    > http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Aug-2000/0080.html,
    >
    > a report of Iridium 73 flaring *as expected*:
    > http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Jan-2001/0310.html,
    >
    > a report of a *no-show* from Iridium 73:
    > http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Aug-2000/0458.html,
    >
    > and also a report of an *unexpected* flare from Iridium 73:
    > http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Aug-2000/0008.html
    >
    > Could it be that Iridium 73 is correctly orientated, but that one or more
    of
    > the MMAs are stuck in the wrong position?
    >
    Also *as expected*:
    http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Jan-2001/0151.html
    
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