Re: Decay watch: 2000 Feb 15

From: Earl Needham (KD5XB@AMSAT.ORG)
Date: Tue Feb 15 2000 - 23:34:34 PST

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    At 11:10 PM 2/15/00 -0700, Earl Needham wrote:
    >At 10:53 PM 2/15/00 -0600, Ed Cannon wrote:
    >>Using Alan Pickup's SatEvo generated elements, it appears that there's 
    >>a small (of course!) chance that Starshine might possibly decay over 
    >>the southwestern USA.
    >	Anybody got a set of elements for STARSHINE, in AMSAT format?  I'd
    >appreciate them being emailed to me, if before midnight MST or so.  That's
    >0700Z, I believe.
    	Well, I needed the AMSAT format to run in a program that would have
    transmitted STARSHINE's position to other ham operators in the area.
    	Using STK, I made a set of times & AZ/EL's and went out to see if I could
    see anything.  Report?  NOTHING.
    	Anybody else have better results at seeing STARSHINE?
    	I was really hoping to see a reentry tonight, been trying for some time
    now.  Might anyone have some suggestions in that area?  Is there a "trick"
    to it?
    Earl Needham, KD5XB    mailto:KD5XB@AMSAT.ORG
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