Questions regarding Shuttle/ISS visibility after undocking

Date: Sun Jun 17 2007 - 23:22:52 EDT

  • Next message: Ted Molczan: "RE: Questions regarding Shuttle/ISS visibility after undocking"

    After Atlantis and the ISS undock on Tuesday morning, both
    vehicles will be observable as separate entities on Tuesday and 
    Wednesday nights.  Does anyone know:
    1) Which will be the "lead" object as they move across the sky, and
    2) How far apart will they appear to be?
    I've tried using the TLEs on NASA's Human Space Flight web page, as well as 
    their Skywatch 2.0 applet, but have been getting conflicting solutions.  In 
    addition, their sighting opportunities page (last updated today, June 17) has the 
    exact same times and viewing angles for both!  
    -- joe rao

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