RE: STS-100 over UK

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 05:51:48 PDT

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    Regarding today's scheduled shuttle launch to ISS, Matthew Fawcett wrote,
    
    >It'll still be quite light at that time so I'm hoping
    >it will be delayed around an hour, then it'll be perfect!
    
    Launches to ISS cannot be delayed by 1 h, because the launch time is
    constrained by the requirement to launch into an orbital plane slightly east
    (about 0.3 deg) of ISS's plane. Such opportunities occur once per day, and last
    only a few minutes. NASA's shuttle website states that the launch window is
    only about 10 minutes.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
    
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