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Iridium Satellites

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 09:12 PM
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Thanks Spec.

I'll sign up for one or the other, or maybe both!
There's lots of stuff I'd like to link..

Space




posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 01:40 AM
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Ok guys, I was having so much fun capturing these, I did a couple more.
These are from Tonight 7-13-04.

If you notice, they followed nearly the same trajectory.
They were only about 5 minutes apart, at a Mag -4, not the brightest possible.
But they were an easy pair, didn't have to move the camera.!

Is there stilll interest in this? I mean, after you've seen a couple. LOL
The fun part is capturing the image anyway!
Enjoy.

Space out







posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 06:13 AM
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Here is a -8, really bright...This one came out really nice.
Some clouds in the lower right, but I think they enhance the look of the pic.
Taken july 19th 04.

I opened an account on photobucket, I'll just post links from now on, if I take anymore of these..

enjoy






posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 07:27 AM
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I thought Motorola trashed the iridium program because it was too expensive to maintain? It made national news a few years back that all those sats were to burn in. Did something change that saved the program?



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 02:41 PM
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Astrocreep,

Yep, I remember that as well. I was morbidly looking forward to some artificial
meteors LOL..
I'm pretty sure that the military kicked-in some money to keep them afloat.
Probably a good idea..They were already up there...so, why not..

Space



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 02:50 PM
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I say again, that is good stuff, SD!
Still have zero luck with the weather, but if I ever do I will try to grab some low-light video of some flares.

You are correct about the military buy-out of Iridium. When they went kaput in 1999 the government saw a bargain and bought them out for under $100 million. If I was not incredbly lazy today I would dig up the news story, but it sounds like I would be preaching to the choir anyway.

Keep snappin' them pitchers!



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 05:51 AM
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Spectre,

You don't have to look far. The info is posted in the opening post to
this thread by Quadricle..




posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Here is a -8, really bright...This one came out really nice.
Some clouds in the lower right, but I think they enhance the look of the pic.
Taken july 19th 04.


Hey SD,
awesome pix! that last one was beauty
thanks



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