Iridium flares

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 22:37:02 EST

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    George Olshevsky wrote:
    
    "I've been meaning to ask--what exactly is the source of the 
    Iridium flares? Reflections from shiny parts of the surface?"
    
    The brightest ones are from the main mission antennas (or
    antennae):
    
    http://www.satobs.org/iridium.html
    
    But their solar panels also flare.  Rob Matson's program 
    Iridflar gives predictions for both types of flares.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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