Iridium flares

From: Ed Cannon (
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
    But their solar panels also flare.  Rob Matson's program 
    Iridflar gives predictions for both types of flares.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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