They still can still flare, ie from solar panel - iridium next

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:43:39 -0700

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Will the Iridium NEXT satellites flare in manner similar to their predecessors?
Unfortunately, the prospects aren’t good. Missing on Iridium NEXT are the three large refrigerator-sized antennae which are the source of those brilliant -8 magnitude flares. And sure, while these flares weren’t Iridium’s sole mission purpose, they were sure fun to watch!

While not as bright, as the anteena flare's, there still can be a nice light show from iridium next, since they have a solar panel.


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