Re: glint path of Iridium P36 61

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Thu, 11 Nov 1999 21:04:40 +0100

A technical correction: the flares from a single Iridium can not appear on a
fixed longitude over consecutive days, but possibly every third day.

In one day, it passes 7.5 days further East, but after three days, at the
same time, the drift of 1.5 deg. W can sometimes be compensated by the
changed RA/dec of the Sun.

In one day, the satellite three or four slots from the first Iridium could
flare at the same longitude.




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