Iridium dummy masses

Nick Budd (
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 16:31:39 +0100

Can someone confirm if the two dummy masses (97048A & B) have
the same mirror layout as the "real" iridiums.
I had a -5.9 flare projected (for 048B) for 0503 this morning but it
didn't materialise, although I did have a -5.7 flare yesterday
morning about the same time and place, from a real iridium, spot on time
and track.