iridium flares

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Offline electronicsunset

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« on: 26/09/2007 16:06:09 »
What is the chemical composition of the reflective material that causes 'iridium flares'?

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« Reply #1 on: 26/09/2007 19:40:19 »
My best guess is that its's mainly the glass cover over the solar pannels. It's not iridium.
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« Reply #2 on: 27/09/2007 17:17:10 »
According to http://www.satobs.org/iridium.html, it's aluminum on the antennae.