Re: STS 105 observed!!!

From: Paul J Henney (ph014a5309@blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: Sat Aug 11 2001 - 04:12:43 PDT

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    Dan,
    
    That was exactly it. I should mention observations were made from a dark sky
    site through 10x 50 bino's
    
    Cheers
    
    pj
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Daniel Deak" <dan.deak@sympatico.ca>
    To: <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
    Sent: 11 August 2001 04:06
    Subject: Re: STS 105 observed!!!
    
    
    > Paul J Henney wrote :
    >
    > > > As the shuttle faded I counted at least 3
    > > >  "emissions" looking like the coma of a bright comet. I assume these
    were
    > > >  firings of the OMS?
    >
    > If it was of short duration like about 1 second, it is RCS thrusters
    firings used to keep the Shuttle in the proper
    > attitude. They fire often at this phase of flight. I have seen one such
    firing while the Shuttle was in darkness and it
    > matches your description.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Dan
    > --
    > Daniel Deak
    > representant, projet spatial Starshine
    > Drummondville, Quebec
    >
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