Re: External Tank Reentry

From: Marko Meyer (mme@myprog.de)
Date: Mon Apr 08 2002 - 09:03:41 EDT

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    Hi,
    
    thorin@softhome.net writes:
     > 
     > Hi all 
     > 
     > I would like to ask a question. I've read the STS-110 liftoff schedule.
     > It's written that external tank reentry will be end over Indean Ocean. Does
     > anybody know where it will exactly enter to the atmosphere? (Can I see it
     > over Turkey?)
    
    It's unlikely that the external tank of a high inclination mission
    (like every ISS mission) drops into the Indian Ocean. Rather it will
    end up in the Pacific, as far as I know.
    
    Although theoretically possible, you will not see the external tank
    over Turkey, because the shuttle/tank will already be in earth shadow
    then. 
    
    (Not even we in Germany will probably get a good look; perhaps the
    guys in the UK.)
    
    Regards, 
    
    Marko.
    
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