RE: ISS orbit adjust ?

From: Randy John (
Date: Wed Aug 03 2005 - 17:35:48 EDT

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    Jim Oberg has explained this here:
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    From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP [] 
    Each time I've downloaded fresh TLE's for the ISS over the past few days
    orbit seems to have increased by a few hundred meters. The TLE's on the site differ from the predicted ones posted on the NASA
    (which do not show an increase in height). They seem to boost their
    orbit in 
    small increaments on a daily basis as long as the Shuttle has enough
    fuel to 
    spare. This proves frustrating for people like me who try to figure out
    the chances are to see a sun transit on the weekend when the ISS and 
    Discovery are about to seperate. On each of the past few days I got
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
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