Re: STS-117 trajectory data?

From: William Harwood (bharwood@earthlink.net)
Date: Sat Feb 17 2007 - 21:02:33 EST

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    Will:
    
    The flight dynamics guys at JSC don't generate realistic ascent  
    numbers until much closer to launch. I'll try to share them with the  
    group when I get 'em. But we're still a few weeks away from the kind  
    of info you're looking for.
    
    Cheers,
    
    Bill
    
    
    
    
    
    On Feb 17, 2007, at 5:23 PM, Will Marchant wrote:
    
    We had a nice view from the DC area of STS-116 taking off last  
    December.   We *almost* saw the landing, we heard the two sonic  
    booms, but it was too hazy down in Titusville.
    
    We won't go to Florida this time, but I'd like to see STS-117 during  
    boost from DC.  If the launch is on schedule it looks like it will  
    fly by the Moon and Mars.
    
    Anyway, I used the "Shuttle Ascent Trajectory" MS-Excel spreadsheet  
    last time but it was off by quite a bit in time and position.   
    Anybody else have problems or is it something I'm doing wrong?
    
    And I'm looking around for an updated trajectory file for STS-117.   
    Any pointers?  I'd like to whack at some viewing numbers myself...
    
    Thanks very much!
    
    -- 
    Will Marchant
    marchant@ssl.berkeley.edu     http://chips.ssl.berkeley.edu/~marchant/
    
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