Newbie Quiestion (Iridiums)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 20:26:02 -0400 (EDT)

What are these Iridium satellites I keep hearing about?  What are their uses
and what are their orbits like (geostationary?, eccentric orbit?, etc..) ?
 It also appears that they can become quite bright at times.  Is this the
exception or the norm and is it predictable?  Also, what is the average
magnitude of an Iridium sat on the "average" pass?  Thanks in advance.

~Quinn M.