Re: Shuttle altitude

From: Gunnar Glitscher (GGlitscher@t-online.de)
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 18:34:49 EDT

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    Hi Pat,
    
    the shuttle is still in an elliptical orbit. A maneuver is just under
    way to adapt Atlantis' orbital parameters to those of the ISS.
    
    Regards,
    Gunnar         
    
    
    Patrice Gambaro schrieb am 09.04.2002:
    >I have been watching the orbital tracking on NASA's site today. Can
    >somebody
    >explain why Atlantis altitude varies so much: around 16:00 UT it was
    >around
    >220 km and now at 20:30 UT it is down around 170 km.
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >Pat G.
    >
    >
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