Re: Double flash from Iridium 65

From: Kevin Fetter (kevin_fetter@hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 10:11:08 EDT


I don't see why if the angles are right why you wouldn't get a reflection of 
light off the solar panles. During the equinox, the geo sats flare because 
because the solar panels reflect light towards us, due to the angles. People 
have seen the flare from the iss thanks to the solar panels.

If you download rob matson's iridium flare program, you will see that it can 
predict flares from the solar panels on the iridium satellites :)

http://users2.ev1.net/~mmccants/programs/flare221.zip

So I am betting that what might have caused the second flare.

Kevin





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