RE: Topex flare

Mon, 9 Mar 1998 17:00:21 -0800

Dear Seesat'ers,
	Thanks to Don Gardner for pointing me to a good
Topex URL.  I checked out a bunch of pictures and I
can't see any good flat fixed surfaces that might produce
a flare.  The solar arrays are big, but are pointed towards
the sun.

I suppose that Topex really does flare but I can't explain
why.  In any case, SKYSAT won't be predicting these
flares anytime soon!