Re: Shuttle keps

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (
Date: Fri Jun 30 2006 - 17:06:03 EDT

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    Dale wrote:
    >Is there a set of preliminary elements for the shuttle that assume an
    >on-time lift off? I am interested in knowing how many minutes behind (or
    >ahead) of the ISS it may be around 5UT 3 July, about 10hrs before docking.
    The planned orbit elements are posted by NASA Human Space Flight on
    in the form of state vectors and as equivalent TLEs. (The TLEs for Coasting 
    Arc #1 are wrong but the others seem to be OK.)
    With these data I get a shuttle / ISS seperation of 48 km on 3-JUL-06, 5 UT 
    which would see the shuttle trailing the ISS by some 6 or 7 seconds.
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
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