Shuttle water dump?

From: Markus Mehring (
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 14:17:01 PDT

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    Hi list,
    Just had a look at a pass of the ISS/Shuttle complex with my 8x56 binocs,
    low in my W and SW sky, until shadow entry in the SSW (culmination with
    ~18.5 at 21:05UTC). Much to my surprise, it showed a rather prominent
    foggy arc protruding to the right and below from it. Looked much like a
    wastewater dump, but I hadn't heard about one being scheduled, and having a
    dump while being docked to the ISS also is somewhat news to me. Admittedly,
    I haven't followed the mission on NASA-TV today, so I don't know (yet) what
    exactly has been going on, but I do know that there was a scheduled reboost
    maneuver, albeit a minor one. Could this arc have been a remnant of the OMS
    operation? (If yes, it was way too big for a minor reboost, IMO.)
    CU!	Markus (E8.7434, N51.7264, 113m, MEST)
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