Re: Farewell to Iridium flares

From: Allen Thomson via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:10:17 +0000 (UTC)
>So iridium flares will could still happen, even if they don't as bright as the antenna produced one's.

True, Iridium Next has solar panels, and panels do flare. Perhaps, if they need to maintain a strict orientation in space like Iridium Original's antennas, the flares will be predictable. But they likely won't be the knock-your-eyes-out superbright flares we've come to love in the past.
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