Re: Near-simultaneous Iridium flares

From: Björn Gimle (bjorn.gimle@gmail.com)
Date: Sun Mar 27 2011 - 21:33:36 UTC

  • Next message: Bram Dorreman: "SatObs BD 2011-03-27"

    I have seen several. They occur frequently, since spare Iridia usually
    orbit with about 0.5 min lower period,thus overtake one operational
    Iridium in the same plane every day.
    
    http://www.io.com/~mmccants/tles/iridium.html  shows.
    ...
    25262   Iridium 51     ?        Spare
    ...
    
    /Björn
    
    2011/3/27 Allen Thomson <thomsona@flash.net>
    >
    > I just checked Heavens Above for Iridium flares and saw this near-simultaneous, near-coincident prediction.  Unfortunately, I probably won't see it as our mornings have been cloudy.  Has anyone seen such a conjunction of flares before?
    >
    >
    > Observer location: 29.5481°N, 98.5580°W
    >
    > Satellite   Date       Time (GMT-5)   Mag  Alt  Az
    >
    > Iridium 15  28 Mar     06:01:50       -1   21°  8°
    > Iridium 51  28 Mar     06:01:52       -1   20°  10°
    >
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