Re: Iridium 11 relocated

From: daniel crawford (djcunix@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 29 2011 - 20:04:15 UTC

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    I have a flare (-7) predicted at my house around sunrise on the 31st.
    Coincidentally, it is at the same time may daughter's bus comes to
    pick her up at school for her first day of 1st grade.  (both predicted
    at 6:33, sunrise at 6:34).  I'll be out with her watching.  Bonus -
    predicted as a double flare.  (with Iridium 20 - 25578).
    
    Weather looks poor.
    
    Daniel Crawford
    
    45.047N, 93.366W
    
    On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Rod Sladen <rod.sladen@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Iridium 11 (25578, 1998-074B) evidently took over from Iridium 23
    > (24906, 1997-043D) in November 2010. At the start on August 2011,
    > Iridium 11 was still occupying that position.
    >
    > However, a few days later, Iridium 11 was moved around the plane to
    > take over in the position of Iridium 26 (24903, 1197-043A).
    >
    > This suggests that
    > - Iridium 11 is fully functional
    > - Iridium 23 retains some functionality
    > - Iridium 26 is probably the satellite reported in a recent Iridium
    > filing as having failed in August 2011.
    >
    > Observations of all 3 of these satellites are very welcome.
    >
    > I have updated my Iridium Constellation Status page at
    > http://www.rod.sladen.org.uk/iridium.htm
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