RE: Mir + ISS simultaneously

From: Dale Ireland (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 14:42:32 PST

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    There was a couple of "close" approaches last November 29 over the US.
    Didn't hear if they were observed but the crossed, one ascending, one
    descending just 100mi or so apart. My message from the archive is::
    From: Dale Ireland (
    Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 20:56:10 PST
    Interesting close passes "visually" of MIR and ISS tomorrow morning. They
    cross just 100-200mi apart in the predawn sky over the SE U.S. about 1224UT
    29 Nov and again on the next orbit at about 1355 UT over SW U.S.
    Dale Ireland
    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)
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