Re: ISS Leaking?

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sun Apr 21 2002 - 00:19:29 EDT

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    At 05:52 21/04/02, wrote:
    >I saw a pass by ISS last night to 67 degrees elevation.  I focused my 
    >binoculars on it, and something was coming from it.  It was almost like a gas 
    >of some sort.  I thought it was a low moving comet grazing the earth.  But i 
    >looked on the star charts, and the time, and matched them with the ISS track. 
    > What was this gas I saw leaking from the Complex?
    The ISS status report shows that from 9:16 to 9:37 UT April 20( 04:16- 04:37 CDT)
     the soyuz was being moved from one docking port to another , in preparation
    for new Soyuz being delivered next Saturday. Perhaps you saw the exhaust of
    the thrusters interacting with the atmosphere. The ISS can do water dumps as well,
    though none mentioned in latest status report.
    Tony Beresford
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