STS-127 docking on approach to New Zealand

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Fri Jul 17 2009 - 05:20:33 UTC

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    The STS-127 docking is scheduled just as the two spacecraft come over the New Zealand horizon.
    Unfortunately they are in shadow till about 3 minutes after docking. I have put the word out so hopefully  there may be some new observers.
    Prospects for suitable weather are not particularly good, but here's hoping!  
    Post-undocking passes look interesting, but more on that later if the flight plan doesn't change.
    P.S Wonder how many other observers also spend a lot of time telling people that you don't even need binoculars though they are useful, and that a telescope is not needed and is in fact no use for lay satellite observers to see the ISS/Shuttle!
    New Zealand
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