Re: Rosetta launch visibility?

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Wed Feb 25 2004 - 02:58:03 EST

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    Arianespace Flight 158 will launch the European Space Agency's Rosetta 
    spacecraft, which is to make a 10-year interplanetary trip for a rendezvous 
    with the comet Churyumov-Gerasimnko. 
    
    Liftoff of Flight 158 is set in the morning of February 26 at the following 
    time:
    
    KOUROU     >> 04h36
    GMT        >> 07h36
    PARIS      >> 08h36
    WASHINGTON >> 02h36
    
    Arianespace's live video broadcast of Flight 158, complete with commentary in 
    French and English Format "RealOne" 56k and 150k), will be carried live in the 
    Video Corner of the Arianespace Web site:
    http://www.streamingbox.com/arianespace/v3/launcher.php?langue=en
    
    The Webcast will begin 20 minutes before the scheduled launch, with the first 
    phase of mission coverage concluding 15 minutes after liftoff. Resumption of 
    the Webcast will occur 1 hr. 15 min. later, with its completion scheduled for 
    approximately 2 hrs. 30 min. after liftoff.
    ...
    
    Den 25 Feb 2004 skrev Ed Cannon:
    
    ...
    > 
    > However the launch windows page doesn't seem to agree with 
    > the otherwise stated nominal launch time of 7:36:49 UTC.  
    > The first window says 9:16:49 GMT and the second one is 
    > 9:36:49 GMT:
    > 
    > http://www.spaceflightnow.com/ariane/v158/040224windows.html
    > 
    
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