RE: Tacsat2

From: Monroe Harden (hardenm@sprynet.com)
Date: Sat Dec 16 2006 - 07:18:53 EST

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    I just watched the ascent live from my back deck.  I live in Northeastern
    Maryland, USA (about 30 miles NE of Baltimore).  The vehicle cleared the
    horizon with a bright contrail, and through my birding scope I could clearly
    see the comet-like fan behind it.  I saw one staging event hrough the scope-
    the contrail stopped for a moment, and I could see the rocket itself as a
    reddish cylindrical object (lit by the almost-rising sun) and then a few
    seconds later the fan started again with a burst and it continued toward the
    east.
    
    I took a couple of pictures; we'll see how they turn out later.
    
    This was a very beautiful launch from here, and I look forward to seeing
    more.
    
    Monroe Harden
    Havre de Grace, MD
    hardenm at sprynet dot com
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Greg Roberts [mailto:grr@telkomsa.net]
    > Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 6:36 AM
    > To: SeeSat-D@satobs.org
    > Subject: Fw: Tacsat2
    >
    >
    >
    >  Live coverage of this launch- scheduled for 12hrs UT
    >  today is visible at
    >
    >  http://www.wff.nasa.gov/webcast
    >
    >  At the moment about 28 minutes to go and all on
    > schedule.
    >
    >  Cheers
    > Greg
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