Re: TLE for Discovery at T+20 min

From: Rick Baldridge (rickbaldridge@msn.com)
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 23:00:06 PDT

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    A plot of a typical Shuttle/ISS launch up the eastern seaboard can be seen
    (per previous posts) at:
    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=940828&a=2571482&p=38077270
    
    A plot showing the Shuttle track over Europe with time ticks in seconds
    after launch can be seen at:
    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=940828&a=2571482&p=38077273
    
    And lastly, a very typical plot of the track across the sky as view from
    London, England can be seen at:
    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=940828&a=2571482&p=38077263
    This plot was for STS-98 -- ignore the star background and times, but the
    track relative to the green altitude and azimuth grid-lines is still
    basically correct with the Shuttle passing highest in the SSW sky about 21
    minutes after launch.
    
    Rick Baldridge
    Campbell, CA  USA
    37.272N  121.977W  -8UTC
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Daniel Deak" <dan.deak@sympatico.ca>
    To: "SeeSat" <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 9:56 PM
    Subject: TLE for Discovery at T+20 min
    
    
    > Hello to all European observers,
    >
    > Here is the TLE for the beginning of the first orbit of Discovery on
    Thursday
    > night. Epoch is T+20 minutes, so it should be OK for those who want to try
    the
    > difficult observation of the Shuttle and its external tank since they will
    be in
    > shadow for most of the pass over Europe. Maybe those nearest the Atlantic
    will
    > be able to see something low to the west.
    >
    > STS-105 OMS-1
    > 1 99105U          01221.95940793  .00071000  00000-0  10050-3 0  9005
    > 2 99105  51.6355 177.8703 0134629 351.2267   8.6582 16.47181754    20
    >
    > Don't forget these elements are valid only for an on-time launch at 21:38
    UT.
    >
    > Dan
    > --
    > Daniel Deak
    > representant, projet spatial Starshine
    > Drummondville, Quebec
    >
    > COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537N, 72.4857W, 90 m., UTC-4:00
    >
    > Site en francais sur les satellites:
    > French-language satellite web site : http://www.obsat.com
    >
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