What was THAT, Nygloht? Haven’t seen anything. Why, Juelmupsa? Looks like a star exploded. What?
Oji, got something? Hang on … still checking It was an Iridium flare. A … what? A satellite with a shiny antenna that reflects the sunlight. Hey, pretty cool stuff! There’s a whole Iridium constellation
out there. 66 satellites in six orbits. Holy cow! The Earthlings use the satellites for
telecommunication. For their so-called mobile phones. Mobile phones? Hey, guess what!
There’s going to be another Iridium flare in an instant. Let’s go see! May I introduce Iridium satellite 23? Oh!!! This was so beautiful! I want another one. Me too, folks! Oji, when’s the next Iridium flare?
I can’t wait to see another one. For Orion’s sake! I can’t believe it! What’s up, Oji? They’re taking the whole constellation down, replacing it with new sats. The new birds
won’t flare. Boo! Hey, did you know that those Iridium mobile phones are actually pretty cool stuff? They’re mainly used by firefighters, first responders, explorers, police and adventurers. That’s the truly badass Earthlings, Juelmupsa. You can’t just laugh so hard anymore, can you? Uhm, I’m actually quite, uhm, how shall I say – impressed. I’m a batshit crazy guy in a tiny boat
crossing the Pacific. Via Iridium I can talk to my equally crazy friend who is crossing the Atlantic. Haha, how cool is that? You know what? Those satellites can help track airplanes and ships and stuff that the Earthlings drag around their planet in a manner that had not been possible
before. Bravo, Earthlings! Oh, they do slot swaps to replace the old satellites with brand new ones without interrupting their service.
Whoo-hoot! Brilliant idea! While everyone else is
littering the effing planet with cell-phone towers, Iridium has put their
handful of towers into the sky and moves them around. That’s freaking cool! Iridium – yay! It’s for the remote, the adventurous, the brave and the explorative. Yeehaw! So why don’t we just celebrate Iridium and say flarewell to those shiny little guys? Flarewell. Yeah. Hooray! Yaggerdoo! Flarewell! Yeehaw! Yippie yay! Yay, yay! Flarewell, flarewell!