Re: Two Iridium flares right next to each other

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 16:44:05 EST

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    > > I didn't think that two operational Iridium satellites 
    > > would be so close together -- aren't there 11 satellites 
    > > spread out evenly in one orbital plane?
    > Indeed, the operational satellites are evenly spaced around each 
    > plane, and the next would not be along for around another 9 minutes.
    So, an operational Iridium satellite is in a ~ 90-minute orbit?
    With 6 orbital planes?
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
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