Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shooting Satellites - Iridium 64

"Iridium 64"
Flare over Pune,India with magnitude -3.6 at height 786.5 km from Earth at speed of 27,000km/h which was launched in April 7, 1998 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
These satellites are visible for the very short period of the time of 8-10 seconds which can be tracked using mobile phone app such as - ISS Detector & Heavens Above Pro

Part of one of the largest commercial satellite constellation with 66 active satellites for providing satellite communication services.




The Iridium satellite constellation is a satellite constellation providing voice and data coverage to satellite phones, pagers and integrated transceivers over the Earth's entire surface. 
Iridium Communications owns and operates the constellation and sells equipment and access to its services. The satellites are developed by Motorola on a fixed-price contract from July 29, 1993 to November 1, 1998 when the system became operational and commercially available.

Photographed using Canon EOS 700D - 29mm - f5.6 - ISO200 - Exposure 20sec 
About Devendra Kulkarni

Plane Spotter & Aviation Photographer from India. Crazy about planes & flying machines, exploring new things over different domains such as Tech. Space. Aviation. Travel. Adventure. and many more.

Founder of Plane Spotters India - India's largest aviation enthusiasts community


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