Re: ISS solar cells

From: Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Date: Sun Dec 03 2000 - 17:39:43 PST

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    I am not sure this is correct.  The Iridium antennaes are more vertical
    than earth facing and we see reflections from other satellites like
    Superbird-A.
    
    Ron
    
    >Alexander,
    >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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