RE: ISS 5 consecutive passes

From: Dale Ireland (
Date: Fri Aug 09 2002 - 16:21:03 EDT

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    I've seen 4, I think the record and theoretical max is 6.
    52 N is too far north because the alignment has to occur in local
    spring-summer and at 52 north the period of darkness is too short. The
    optimum latitude is 35-40, longer night, still adequate elevation at
    farthest north pass.
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Edward Ehrlich []
    > Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 12:49 AM
    > 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.
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