MIR LIT BY THE SUN

From: Alphonse Pouplier <pouplia_at_interpac.interpac.be>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 1995 08:29:32 -0400

Neil T. Clifford writes to me: (I'm presuming you mean longer time in
terms of days visible from one site as oppose to longer time spent in the
daylight portion of it's orbit) My answer is: NO, I actualy mean "time
spent in the daylight portion of it's orbit". For the cosmonauts, "days
visible from one site" does not matter. According to my programs and the
current TL of MIR, MIR was during almost 100 percent of its orbit lit by
the Sun untill about 15-16 of june. Such circumstances will not happen
before long. Now MIR, during the shuttle approaching, will be in the
shadow's conus for a large part of its orbit. Isn't it uncomfortable for
them ?
Received on Wed Jun 14 1995 - 10:35:17 UTC

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