Possible unexpected flare from Ir38?

Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@cpmx.saic.com)
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 17:45:36 -0800

Hi Vitor,

The best match I can find for your unidentified flare on 5 November ~22:14
UTC
is Iridium 38.  It shouldn't have flared-up, however, unless it was due to
either the battery housing radiator or possibly a solar panel.  Or, of
course,
if the orientation is bad on Iridium 38.  Try running Iridium 38 through
SkyMap and see if the trajectory was close to what you observed.  --Rob