ISS/STS passes for New Zealand

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Thu Aug 09 2007 - 07:21:34 EDT

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    To draw attention to the fact that New Zealand has a pass of the ISS and STS 
    tomorrow morning our time: the ISS due at 1733 UTC Thursday (0533 Friday 
    NZT) followed by the shuttle about 3 minutes later.  (Apologies to any who 
    miss out on this owing to the fact I am posting  late evening our time: I 
    did not want to post this information until I knew whether launch was on 
    time, and owing to other commitments I could not access plain text email 
    till now.).   The pass is in the Northeast so will be visible in most parts 
    of the country except the southern South Island.
    
    If docking is on schedule at 1750 on  Friday UTC it will be just before an 
    excellent pass right over New Zealand commencing 1756 UTC (0556 Saturday 
    NZT.)
    
    Prospects for observation at this location are not good, cloud is moving in 
    again and the forecast is not at all favourable for the post-docking pass.
    
    At a quick glance looks as if we may have some good passes to observe during 
    the installation of the new truss (if the weather allows!) As the hour is 
    late and I need to be up early to attempt observation of the pass of the 
    craft in tandem I will save the rest for later!
    
    Robert Holdsworth
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    174.948E
    41.261S 
    
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