Six Days of Hell (was Re: Satellite lunar transit)

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis (
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 13:35:26 PDT

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    Anthony Ayiomamitis wrote:
    > Bruno Tilger wrote:
    > > Hi Rob and list,
    > >
    >     I wish I had this luck (multiple passes) with my ISS solar transit
    > opportunity a couple of weeks ago which fazed into nothing thanks to
    > very strong winds at precisely the few minutes!
    > > of days. 100 miles, or in my case 100 km, are often sufficient to
    > > be right on the centerline. The big and uncontrollable unknown is the
    > > weather. This has spoiled more than one transit observation (there
    > > is at least one SEESATTER (AA) who will confirm).
    > >
    >     To make matters worse, this is something I have been after for a
    > very long time and which I have been checking religiously! One other
             With a fresh set of elsets from Celestrak and OIG, I just got a
    prediction for another ISS solar transit six days from now. This should be
    worse than the Chinese water torture treatment. Can the universe remain
    perfectly stable for just 5.5 days?  :-)
    > similar opportunity disappeared about two days before the actual
    > predicted transit date/time due to a Shuttle (?) mission.
    >     Anyway, the daily battle does continue for yet another crack at a
    > solar/lunar transit by the ISS (with or without the Shuttle).
    > AA.
    > > Bruno
    > >
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