RE: ISS 5 consecutive passes

From: Edward Ehrlich (eehrlich@shani.net)
Date: Fri Aug 09 2002 - 03:48:41 EDT

  • Next message: Harro Zimmer: "Decay Forecast Delta RB"

    Leo wrote:
    
    >In summer (at the northern hemisphere) the orbit of ISS is almost at
    right
    >angles to the line Earth-Sun. The pole-axis of the ISS orbit points
    towards >the Sun. ISS then stays for several days to weeks constantly in
    sunlight.
    >Jay lives near New York. But also from my location at 52 degrees north
    it >is possible to see ISS (and other sats)on more than 2 consectutive
    passes.
    
    Thank you for the explanation.  I'm a little surprised because I just
    don't remember a case in the many (hundreds of thousands) low flying
    satellite predictions that I've made, ever seeing more than two
    consecutive passes.  
    
    If anybody has the time and location from which they have seen 3 or more
    consecutive passes, I would very much appreciate the information.  I
    would like to check if my software is handling that situation correctly.
    
    Thanks,
    
    Ed Ehrlich - SkyWatch - The Astronomical Alarm
    Clock<webmaster@sky-watch.com>
    Jerusalem, Israel
    http://www.sky-watch.com
    
    
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to SeeSat-L-request@lists.satellite.eu.org
    http://www.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html
    



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Aug 09 2002 - 03:54:53 EDT