Re: ISS shadow

From: JCA (j.allport@utoronto.ca)
Date: Sun Dec 19 2004 - 11:40:35 EST

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    Very nice sequence. Re the arm, it is currently double grappled between 
    the Lab PDGF and MBS PDGF#3, sort of wrapped around the lab. So it's 
    unlikely that that's what you're seeing.
    
    I believe it's been double-grappled as 'standard procedure' for the 
    upcoming possible de-crewing due to waning food supplies. If the 
    Progress 16P is delayed significantly it may force the crew to abandon 
    the station.
    
    Cheers,
    Justin
    
    satcom wrote:
    > Out early this morning to catch ISS pass around 0745 gmt.
    > 
    > I always have difficulty calculating the brightness of the morning 
    > passes , and this morning was no exception , producing very bright and 
    > noisy images.
    > However the plus side was that as the station went out of view maked eye 
    > , I still managed to track it into shadow using the 8x50  viewfinder and 
    > came up with a very short video sequence.
    > 
    > It looks like the arm may be extended at present.
    > http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/shadow.gif  (less 
    > than 20 kb )
    > 
    > John
    > 
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