Re: 81 more Iridium spacecraft on order

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Thu Jun 03 2010 - 00:45:30 UTC

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    --- On Wed, 6/2/10, <> wrote:
    > I wonder if these new ones will produce -8
    > flares?] 
    The new satellites are a different design, from what I see. They look like a globalstar satellite, just different in stuff like solar panels. 
    Image of what they will look like
    Compare to globalstar satellite
    So they won't have the antenna's like the current iridium's, and so they won't produce flares like the current iridium's do. 
    That's the way I see it.
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