RE: STS122 Launch visibilty

From: Bob Christy (rdc@zarya.info)
Date: Thu Jan 31 2008 - 12:20:14 UTC

  • Next message: Ted Molczan: "TJM obs of 2008 Jan 31 UTC"

    The ISS orbit for around that time will be in shadow.
    
    Given that the Shuttle will be at a significantly lower altitude, then it
    too will be in shadow.
    
    A small number of days delay would make a big difference.
    
    Bob Christy  
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: John Locker [mailto:john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk] 
    > Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:45 AM
    > To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    > Subject: STS122 Launch visibilty
    > 
    > Hi all ,
    > 
    > Looking forward to next week and the launch of STS122 I am 
    > working on the basis that both orbiter and tank will pass 
    > into shadow before crossing the UK and Europe...based on a 
    > local pass time of around
    > 2005 GMT.
    > 
    > Does anyone have any thoughts on this ?
    > 
    > Many thanks,
    > 
    > John
    > 
    > 
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