STS 82 Planned Entry Sightings

cityfirst (cityfirst@ktv.net)
Thu, 20 Feb 1997 15:34:22 -0600

Let's hope one of us can get clear skys and post a picture !


STS-82 PLANNED ENTRY SIGHTINGS 




STS-82 Entry sighting data --- Revision B, 19-Feb-97

Launch:  11-Feb-1997  08:55:16.981
UTC                                        


Note:  These times and elevations are at the point of closest approach
       (peak elevation) for each city.  ELSUN is the Sun's elevation for
       that city at that time.  BOOM is the estimated length of time
       (MIN:SEC) after closest approach when the sonic boom may be
heard.
       However, it is unlikely that the boom can be heard if peak
       elevation is less than about 20 deg.  Plasma trail visibility is
       best with sun elevations less than approximately -10 deg.

Nominal STS-82 KSC Entry (Deorbit on 148, Landing on orbit 149)  
21-Feb-1997

         CITY                TIME         ELEV         AZ      ELSUN   
BOOM
 1.  Albuquerque, NM      06:31:53 UTC     5.8  SSE  (168.3)   -62.4  
26:06
 2.  Aledo, TX            06:34:04 UTC    24.7  S    (182.3)   -66.9   
7:51
 3.  Alexandria, LA       06:35:46 UTC    63.7  S    (189.1)   -68.2   
3:23
 4.  Alpine, TX           06:32:20 UTC    38.7  N    (351.6)   -67.6   
5:40
 5.  Amarillo, TX         06:32:57 UTC     6.4  S    (176.2)   -63.7  
23:52
 6.  Apalachicola, FL     06:39:27 UTC    20.7  SSW  (198.0)   -67.2   
6:47
 7.  Atlanta, GA          06:37:56 UTC     2.5  SW   (214.9)   -63.6  
31:30
 8.  Austin, TX           06:34:02 UTC    23.0  N    (357.8)   -69.3   
8:23
 9.  Baton Rouge, LA      06:36:19 UTC    58.9  NNE  ( 13.9)   -68.8   
3:28
10.  Bay St. Louis, MS    06:37:04 UTC    72.9  SSW  (204.2)   -68.5   
3:00
11.  Bertram, TX          06:33:57 UTC    34.7  N    (   .0)   -68.8   
5:50
12.  Biloxi, MS           06:37:13 UTC    50.1  SSW  (206.0)   -68.3   
3:42
13.  Birmingham, AL       06:37:10 UTC     4.7  SSW  (211.5)   -64.7  
24:24
14.  Brownsville, TX      06:33:59 UTC     2.8  N    (356.1)   -73.6  
34:30
15.  Clinton, OK          06:33:40 UTC     6.0  S    (180.7)   -63.9  
24:36
16.  College Stn, TX      06:34:30 UTC    31.0  N    (  3.0)   -69.0   
6:19
17.  Columbia, LA         06:35:48 UTC    24.1  SSW  (194.2)   -67.3   
7:18
18.  Conroe, TX           06:34:47 UTC    24.5  N    (  4.5)   -69.4   
7:39
19.  Corpus Christi, TX   06:34:05 UTC     6.5  N    (357.1)   -71.8  
22:59
20.  Dallas, TX           06:34:19 UTC    22.6  S    (182.1)   -66.9   
8:23
21.  Denton, TX           06:34:12 UTC    17.1  S    (183.2)   -66.4  
10:49
22.  Diamond Bar, CA      06:29:03 UTC     3.7  SSE  (166.6)   -57.1  
34:10
23.  El Paso, TX          06:31:41 UTC    27.5  SSE  (166.1)   -65.2   
7:43
24.  Farmington, NM       06:31:36 UTC     2.3  SSE  (166.5)   -60.2  
38:27
25.  Fort Worth, TX       06:34:09 UTC    24.0  S    (182.3)   -66.9   
8:01
26.  Friendswood, TX      06:34:54 UTC    14.6  N    (  4.0)   -70.2  
11:59
27.  Gainesville, FL      06:42:27 UTC    17.6  S    (174.5)   -65.5   
5:30
28.  Gainesville, TX      06:34:12 UTC    13.6  S    (182.6)   -66.0  
13:13
29.  Gulfport, MS         06:37:09 UTC    58.6  SSW  (204.0)   -68.3   
3:20
30.  Houston, TX          06:34:49 UTC    16.7  N    (  3.0)   -69.9  
10:45
31.  Irving, TX           06:34:16 UTC    22.3  S    (182.1)   -66.8   
8:32
32.  Jacksonville, FL     06:42:42 UTC     9.2  SSW  (193.2)   -64.6   
9:31
33.  Jonesboro, LA        06:35:35 UTC    24.0  SSW  (192.4)   -67.3   
7:24
34.  JSC                  06:34:55 UTC    15.0  N    (  4.1)   -70.1  
11:42
35.  Kisatchie, LA        06:35:30 UTC    66.5  S    (190.6)   -68.2   
3:22
36.  Lafayette, LA        06:36:02 UTC    34.1  NNE  ( 15.0)   -69.2   
5:19
37.  Los Angeles, CA      06:28:58 UTC     3.5  SSE  (166.3)   -56.7  
35:06
38.  Lubbock, TX          06:32:56 UTC    13.1  S    (174.8)   -65.2  
14:12
39.  Many, LA             06:35:24 UTC    57.5  S    (187.3)   -68.0   
3:41
40.  Matamoros, Mexico    06:33:59 UTC     2.8  N    (356.1)   -73.6  
34:37
41.  Memphis, TN          06:36:01 UTC     4.1  SSW  (199.8)   -64.0  
27:24
42.  Midland, TX          06:32:50 UTC    38.9  S    (171.6)   -66.7   
5:33
43.  Mobile, AL           06:37:28 UTC    24.7  SSW  (209.1)   -67.7   
6:38
44.  Monterrey, Mexico    06:33:01 UTC     2.9  N    (351.4)   -73.2  
35:15
45.  MSFC                 06:36:58 UTC     2.8  SSW  (210.3)   -63.6  
30:54
46.  Natchitoches, LA     06:35:30 UTC    41.3  SSW  (192.2)   -67.8   
4:39
47.  New Orleans, LA      06:36:50 UTC    47.3  NNE  ( 21.3)   -69.0   
3:56
48.  Oklahoma City, OK    06:34:03 UTC     6.0  S    (182.8)   -64.1  
24:14
49.  Paris, TX            06:34:36 UTC    12.6  S    (185.9)   -66.0  
13:46
50.  Pensacola, FL        06:37:56 UTC    22.8  SSW  (206.9)   -67.6   
7:01
51.  Raymondville, TX     06:33:54 UTC     3.7  N    (355.6)   -73.0  
31:00
52.  Ringgold, LA         06:35:24 UTC    24.4  S    (190.7)   -67.3   
7:23
53.  San Angelo, TX       06:33:16 UTC    86.7  S    (180.0)   -67.6   
3:28
54.  San Antonio, TX      06:33:47 UTC    13.9  N    (356.0)   -70.0  
13:12
55.  San Diego, CA        06:29:08 UTC     6.5  SSE  (166.3)   -58.3  
25:55
56.  Santa Fe, NM         06:32:01 UTC     4.4  S    (169.9)   -62.0  
29:51
57.  Shreveport, LA       06:35:14 UTC    22.4  S    (189.9)   -67.1   
8:04
58.  Socorro, NM          06:31:44 UTC     8.0  SSE  (167.4)   -63.0  
21:19
59.  Tucson, AZ           06:30:36 UTC    12.8  SSE  (166.7)   -62.6  
15:22
60.  Tucumcari, NM        06:32:30 UTC     6.2  S    (173.3)   -63.2  
24:53
61.  Tulsa, OK            06:34:24 UTC     4.3  S    (186.2)   -63.5  
28:37
62.  Tyler, TX            06:34:46 UTC    30.0  S    (185.6)   -67.3   
6:23
63.  Waco, TX             06:34:14 UTC    87.6  S    (180.0)   -68.1   
3:20
64.  Waxahachie, TX       06:34:18 UTC    31.7  S    (183.1)   -67.2   
6:14
65.  Wichita Falls, TX    06:33:49 UTC    11.9  S    (180.0)   -65.6  
14:56
66.  Winfield, KS         06:34:07 UTC     2.6  S    (184.3)   -62.4  
35:02
67.  Winnfield, LA        06:35:38 UTC    31.5  SSW  (194.0)   -67.6   
5:48
68.  Yuma, AZ             06:29:44 UTC     7.9  SSE  (166.4)   -60.0  
22:47



One Rev Delay STS-82 KSC Entry (Deorbit on 149, Landing on orbit 150)  
21-Feb-1997

         CITY                TIME         ELEV         AZ      ELSUN   
BOOM
 1.  Albuquerque, NM      08:14:28 UTC     2.9  S    (182.2)   -61.7  
35:31
 2.  Aledo, TX            08:17:02 UTC     7.5  S    (180.0)   -58.3  
20:52
 3.  Alexandria, LA       08:18:52 UTC    17.8  S    (171.1)   -55.3   
9:34
 4.  Alpine, TX           08:15:17 UTC    25.5  S    (180.0)   -63.9   
8:01
 5.  Amarillo, TX         08:15:44 UTC     2.4  S    (182.0)   -59.2  
36:50
 6.  Apalachicola, FL     08:22:19 UTC    34.1  SSW  (206.5)   -49.6   
4:19
 7.  Atlanta, GA          08:21:26 UTC     3.1  SSW  (205.1)   -47.7  
27:44
 8.  Austin, TX           08:17:01 UTC    29.3  S    (177.2)   -60.0   
6:44
 9.  Bakersfield, CA      08:11:24 UTC     2.7  S    (180.0)   -64.3  
38:27
10.  Baton Rouge, LA      08:19:17 UTC    43.9  S    (175.9)   -54.7   
4:19
11.  Bay St. Louis, MS    08:20:02 UTC    54.9  S    (180.0)   -53.2   
3:31
12.  Bertram, TX          08:16:55 UTC    20.1  S    (178.1)   -59.9   
9:26
13.  Biloxi, MS           08:20:13 UTC    46.8  S    (184.1)   -52.8   
3:54
14.  Birmingham, AL       08:20:40 UTC     4.9  SSW  (195.7)   -49.7  
23:09
15.  Brownsville, TX      08:16:57 UTC     7.5  N    (354.4)   -62.3  
21:03
16.  College Stn, TX      08:17:27 UTC    23.0  S    (177.9)   -58.7   
8:10
17.  Columbia, LA         08:19:02 UTC    11.5  S    (173.2)   -54.6  
13:56
18.  Conroe, TX           08:17:44 UTC    31.2  S    (177.0)   -58.2   
6:08
19.  Corpus Christi, TX   08:17:03 UTC    19.1  N    (354.6)   -61.2   
9:51
20.  Dallas, TX           08:17:18 UTC     7.3  S    (179.2)   -57.7  
21:07
21.  Denton, TX           08:17:11 UTC     6.1  S    (180.0)   -57.7  
23:51
22.  Diamond Bar, CA      08:11:40 UTC     5.1  S    (180.0)   -65.6  
29:52
23.  Durango, Mexico      08:14:58 UTC     4.1  N    (358.2)   -69.0  
31:30
24.  El Paso, TX          08:14:30 UTC    11.6  S    (181.2)   -64.4  
16:12
25.  Fort Worth, TX       08:17:07 UTC     7.4  S    (180.0)   -58.1  
20:57
26.  Friendswood, TX      08:17:49 UTC    83.9  S    (180.0)   -58.4   
3:13
27.  Gainesville, FL      08:25:03 UTC    14.8  S    (184.2)   -46.9   
6:36
28.  Gainesville, TX      08:17:11 UTC     5.1  S    (180.0)   -57.4  
26:19
29.  Gulfport, MS         08:20:08 UTC    49.6  S    (184.6)   -53.0   
3:45
30.  Houston, TX          08:17:46 UTC    60.4  S    (171.5)   -58.5   
3:42
31.  Irving, TX           08:17:15 UTC     7.2  S    (179.2)   -57.8  
21:21
32.  Jacksonville, FL     08:25:53 UTC     8.3  S    (186.2)   -45.9   
9:49
33.  Jonesboro, LA        08:18:50 UTC    10.3  S    (170.9)   -55.0  
15:11
34.  JSC                  08:17:51 UTC    80.5  S    (180.0)   -58.3   
3:15
35.  Kisatchie, LA        08:18:36 UTC    15.6  S    (171.9)   -55.8  
10:46
36.  Lafayette, LA        08:18:57 UTC    53.8  S    (174.0)   -55.5   
3:45
37.  Los Angeles, CA      08:11:35 UTC     4.9  S    (180.0)   -65.6  
30:21
38.  Lubbock, TX          08:15:45 UTC     5.2  S    (181.4)   -60.4  
26:59
39.  Many, LA             08:18:29 UTC    14.0  S    (173.8)   -56.0  
11:55
40.  Matamoros, Mexico    08:16:57 UTC     7.4  N    (354.4)   -62.3  
21:10
41.  Mazatlan, Mexico     08:14:30 UTC     2.8  N    (358.4)   -70.9  
36:25
42.  Memphis, TN          08:19:33 UTC     2.8  S    (183.8)   -51.4  
31:40
43.  Midland, TX          08:15:42 UTC    10.2  S    (181.1)   -61.7  
17:27
44.  Mobile, AL           08:20:35 UTC    29.2  S    (188.4)   -52.0   
5:38
45.  Monterrey, Mexico    08:16:10 UTC     7.4  N    (356.7)   -64.7  
21:55
46.  MSFC                 08:20:35 UTC     2.8  SSW  (195.6)   -49.1  
30:07
47.  Natchitoches, LA     08:18:39 UTC    12.9  S    (172.1)   -55.6  
12:41
48.  New Orleans, LA      08:19:43 UTC    86.4  N    (   .0)   -54.0   
2:56
49.  Oklahoma City, OK    08:17:02 UTC     2.0  S    (180.9)   -56.4  
37:38
50.  Paris, TX            08:17:41 UTC     5.0  S    (178.8)   -56.4  
25:57
51.  Pensacola, FL        08:20:59 UTC    33.9  SSW  (194.2)   -51.4   
4:48
52.  Raymondville, TX     08:16:54 UTC     9.7  N    (355.1)   -62.2  
17:30
53.  Ringgold, LA         08:18:35 UTC     9.5  S    (173.8)   -55.4  
16:12
54.  San Angelo, TX       08:16:12 UTC    13.1  S    (180.0)   -61.1  
14:06
55.  San Antonio, TX      08:16:46 UTC    74.7  S    (180.0)   -61.0   
3:30
56.  San Diego, CA        08:11:50 UTC     8.3  S    (180.0)   -66.8  
22:12
57.  Shreveport, LA       08:18:24 UTC     8.6  S    (175.1)   -55.7  
17:43
58.  Socorro, NM          08:14:22 UTC     4.4  S    (181.9)   -62.6  
30:06
59.  Tucson, AZ           08:13:22 UTC     9.9  S    (181.1)   -65.9  
18:59
60.  Tucumcari, NM        08:15:12 UTC     2.5  S    (182.0)   -60.2  
36:43
61.  Tyler, TX            08:17:49 UTC     8.9  S    (177.4)   -56.9  
17:49
62.  Waco, TX             08:17:12 UTC    12.8  S    (178.8)   -58.7  
13:52
63.  Waxahachie, TX       08:17:17 UTC     8.6  S    (179.1)   -58.0  
18:45
64.  Wichita Falls, TX    08:16:45 UTC     4.5  S    (180.6)   -58.1  
28:26
65.  Winnfield, LA        08:18:51 UTC    12.2  S    (170.6)   -55.1  
13:17
66.  Yuma, AZ             08:12:27 UTC     8.3  S    (180.0)   -66.5  
22:07

Note:  These times and elevations are at the point of closest approach
       (peak elevation) for each city.  ELSUN is the Sun's elevation for
       that city at that time.  BOOM is the estimated length of time
       (MIN:SEC) after closest approach when the sonic boom may be
heard.
       However, it is unlikely that the boom can be heard if peak
       elevation is less than about 20 deg.  Plasma trail visibility is
       best with sun elevations less than approximately -10 deg.