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I want to find out how to predict Iridium flares, but I don't know where to start. If I know Solar position, Iridium satelites' TLE and it's shape, I need a magnitude(time) function for some place on Earth. As I see now, main question is in satellite orientation (it's panels).

Any ideas?

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Just to be clear, you do know there are websites and apps that do this down to the second already, right? So you're interested in how they accomplish this? – Chris White Jun 16 '13 at 4:22
Of course, I do. These are easy to google. But I found nothing about the way they do it. As I understand, it's simple geometry, but I know nothing about spatial orientation of the satellites. – pink.fascist Jun 16 '13 at 10:00

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