Re: Iridium flares

From: George Olshevsky (george.olshevsky@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 23:09:17 EST

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    Thanks for the info. I'll look up Iridium satellites online and see
    what those antennae and solar panels look like (if there are pix
    available).
    
    On 11/8/05, Ed Cannon <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
    > 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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