Re: TIPS videoobs

From: Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Date: Fri Jul 11 2003 - 18:10:28 EDT

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    On 11 Jul 2003, at 14:06, JCA wrote:
    
    > Does the blurriness imply that it's still tethered? I was thinking
    > over the past while that a sudden lateness or earliness in arrival
    > might be because the tether had been cut (debris or whatever).
    > If it's cut, would one segment arrive early and one late? Forgive
    > me if the current state of TIPS is already known. I haven't really
    > been following TIPS discussions over the months. Nor do I know much
    > about TIPS itself. heh.
    > 
    > Regards,
    > --
    > JCA
    On 11 Jul 2003, at 14:06, JCA wrote:
    
    > Does the blurriness imply that it's still tethered? I was thinking
    > over the past while that a sudden lateness or earliness in arrival
    > might be because the tether had been cut (debris or whatever). If
    > it's cut, would one segment arrive early and one late? Forgive me if
    > the current state of TIPS is already known. I haven't really been
    > following TIPS discussions over the months. Nor do I know much about
    > TIPS itself. heh.
    > 
    > Regards,
    > --
    > JCA
    > 
    The "bluriness" is caused by the tether being a faint, extended object
    close to the background noise. I see no sign for a desintegrated
    tether. The "lateness" of about seven minutes 79 days after the epoch
    of the elset is no such sign (it corresponds to 4 seconds after 8 days).
    
     Rainer
    
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