Re: first flare

Tony Beresford (
Sat, 06 Jun 1998 12:10:15 +0900

At 21:30 5/06/98 EDT, wrote:
>With the iridium range, what does that number mean, what units is it in?
>What does I mean. and what does MMA under flare mean?
Range means distance to the satellite, and its in kilometers.
I is a flag to say whether the satellite is fully sunlit, or 
in the penumbral part of the Earth's shadow.
MMA indicates which Main Mission Antenna is being relected off,
 F= forward , l= left, R = Right
Tony Beresford