Re: Mir + ISS simultaneously

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 13:26:59 PST

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    At 13:19 26/02/01 -0500, you wrote:
    >On Saturday 24 February 2001 at about 18:20 UTC Mir and ISS were seen
    >*simultaneously* in several parts of France and in Belgium. Weather in
    >southern France was better than further north, so most observations
    >were made in the south.
    >As far as I know, this was the first such encounter (and also the last)
    Salyut 7(another space station) and Mir have been in orbit at the same time
    and they have been co-planar for a while.(remember the Soyuz T15 mission
    from Mir to Salyut 7 and back).
    This would have made them both visible at the same time.
    Did anyone observe this in 1986 ?
    Tristan Cools
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    Ryckevelde:  3.2856E/51.2045N - OBS place 2
    Brugge:      3.2166E/51.2104N - OBS place 3(home)
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