STS-110 launch time announced

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Wed Apr 03 2002 - 18:40:55 EST

  • Next message: FrankEReed@aol.com: "Re: STS-110 launch time announced"

    NASA says that the new launch time is 2212:51 GMT (I was only off by 6
    minutes, and I know very little about orbital mechanics!).  Surprisingly,
    the launch window is 20 minutes wide.  NASA telegraphed the time by
    waiting until the 24-hour mark to pass (Even before it was announced, say
    2200 GMT, it was known that the Shuttle would not be launching until at
    least 2200 GMT Thursday).
    
    Please excuse me for saying so, but not giving out the launch time more
    than 24 hours in advance for a mission to an object in orbit (i.e., ISS)
    is a joke.  The policy only works for missions to just Earth orbit (no
    rendenzvous).
    
    ------------------------------
    Jonathan T. Wojack                 tlj18@juno.com
    39.706d N   75.683d W            5 hours behind UT (-5)         
    ***DOZENS OF SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, ASTRONOMY, 
    SKY AND TELESCOPE, AD ASTRA MAGAZINES ARE FOR SALE***
    
    
    ________________________________________________________________
    GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO!
    Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less!
    Join Juno today!  For your FREE software, visit:
    http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to SeeSat-L-request@lists.satellite.eu.org
    http://www.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html
    



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Wed Apr 03 2002 - 20:05:31 EST