RE: ISS brightness & flash predictions

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Fri Dec 15 2000 - 10:06:02 PST

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    >>  From a post-undocking briefing (via NASA TV) I learned the new solar
    >> arrays are NOT tracking the sun, at this time.  Power requirements are
    >> being met by simply letting the sun "rise and set over the arrays".
    
    Bjoern replied:
    
    >... which means that terrific specular reflections to the Earth's surface
    > are possible for a while !
    
    Yes, absolutely!  If someone can give me the flight orientation,
    I can make a quick modification to IRIDFLAR to do (temporary)
    calculations for ISS... --Rob
    
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