Re: ISS solar cells

From: Ralph McConahy (
Date: Sun Dec 03 2000 - 17:12:19 PST

  • Next message: Ron Lee: "PC-23C Tip Polarity" wrote:
    > With the new mega solar panels of the ISS is it maybe possible that the
    > will produce such nice flares like the Iridium sats do?
    The flares from the Iridium satellites are produced by reflections off their
    main, earth-pointing, antennas (MMAs), instead of their solar panels.
    Typically, solar panels face the sun, and hence do not reflect sunlight
    toward earth.
      Ralph McConahy
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