Re: STS 105 and ISS over UK post launch

From: Paul J Henney (ph014a5309@blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: Fri Aug 10 2001 - 13:44:53 PDT

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    Clear weather here in Sheffield as well.
    
    I'll give it a go for observation
    
    
    pj
    Sheffield UK
    
    1.4ish W 54ish N
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ed Davies" <edavies@nildram.co.uk>
    To: <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
    Sent: 10 August 2001 12:08
    Subject: Re: STS 105 and ISS over UK post launch
    
    
    > Matthew.Fawcett@eastriding.gov.uk wrote:
    >
    > >      I also get a pass around 21:34ut (22:34 local time), which I think
    > >      will still be too late to see the shuttle and tank (they'll be in
    > >      shadow).
    >
    > I think it'll be visible.  Naively adding the difference in the launch
    > times to the TLEs posted by Daniel Deak puts it just ahead of the ISS.
    > (This is unusual - the previous missions I've looked at have normally
    > put the shuttle just under half an orbit behind the space station in
    > question).  This also puts the pass around 21:34UT.
    >
    > STSOrbit Plus is not too good at getting the altitudes right for these
    > ascents - it gives an altitude of 41km at this point which would I think
    > make the shuttle visible for the wrong reasons.
    >
    > Anyway, HA says:
    >
    > ISS    -0.6 22:33:28 10 W 22:36:39 65 SSW 22:37:40 39 SE
    >
    > (times BST) so it is out of shadow for the bulk of the pass.  The shuttle
    > should be a little earlier though presumbly also a little lower so it
    > should also be in sunlight for most of the pass.
    >
    > So far the weather here (High Wycombe, approx 20 miles NW of London)
    > looks good.
    >
    > Ed.
    >
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