[amsat-bb] small, brief light flash near ISS

D. Craig Fox DFox at rwglaw.com
Sun Apr 12 00:24:22 UTC 2015

Many thanks Rick!

From: Rick Tejera [mailto:saguaroastro at cox.net]
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2015 5:24 PM
To: D. Craig Fox; 'Glenn Miller - AA5PK'; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] small, brief light flash near ISS

Go here: www.heavens-above.com<http://www.heavens-above.com>

You can get past predictions to see what it was. Most likely an iridium flare, but not necessarily so.


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From: "D. Craig Fox" <DFox at rwglaw.com<mailto:DFox at rwglaw.com>>
Date:04/11/2015 16:35 (GMT-07:00)
To: 'Glenn Miller - AA5PK' <aa5pk at suddenlink.net<mailto:aa5pk at suddenlink.net>>, amsat-bb at amsat.org<mailto:amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] small, brief light flash near ISS

Thanks Glenn, David and Brenton. I could definitely check Iridium satellite predicted flares. Forgot about Iridium satellite flares.
Although this small flash seemed separate from the ISS structure, looking back on the incident, and given how large the ISS is, Im thinking a brief reflection off an area that was not solidly and continuously illuminated during the pass, occurring when the geometry was just perfect for our viewing location, seems the likeliest explanation.

Thanks again gents!


(Glenn I looked for you on AO73's earlier pass last night)

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