Re: Iridium 21 (97-34E, #24873) -- NO FLARE!

Craig Simmons (
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 01:33:29 +1000

I can also confirm no flare from Iridium 21. On the evening of the 23rd, Rob
Matson's program predicted a mag 0.4 for IRDM21 and a mag -3.5 for IRDM15. 

Iridium 15 was magnificent, but nothing was seen at all from Iridium 21.

Craig Simmons

Sydney Australia. 

At 21:07 23/10/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Warning!  Some of the current Iridiums apparently are not
>reliable flare/glint/flash producers.
>We had a prediction for a -1 flare from Iridium 21 (97-34E, 
>#24873) tonight in central Austin, and Mike McCants and