Re: MESSENGER swingby

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 14:15:25 EDT

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    Stephan Szyman wrote:
    >according to the johns hopkins university applied physics laboratory 
    >MESSENGER website,  the spacecraft will make a gravity-assist flyby of the 
    >earth, "closest approach of 1,458 miles (2,347 kilometers) over central Asia 
    >at 3:13 p.m. EDT on Aug. 2."
    I've tried to contact the MESSENGER staff at Johns Hopkins in order to get a 
    state vector for the flyby so that I can do calculations with regard to 
    visibility but haven't got any reply so far. Does anybody know how I could 
    get a flyby state vector?
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
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