Shuttle Seen "Screaming" Over Dallas TX 90 Min. After Launch

From: Jeff Umbarger (
Date: Mon Mar 16 2009 - 01:33:43 UTC

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    Hey All,
         Figured out, based on HA ISS (All Passes) link, for my home in Plano TX USA, that the ISS orbital plane would be, at it's highest point, slightly northwest of zenith at 8:14pm CDT (1:14 UT) or 90 minutes after launch of the Shuttle. Sure enough, up came the Shuttle in my southwest going very fast. It peak at 70 deg up in my northwest around 8:17 or 8:18pm CDT (couldn't see my watch clearly). Wow, was it going fast. What altitude would it had been at that time? Why was it greater than 90 minutes (slowness of launch?) for one orbital rev?
              Jeff Umbarger
              Plano, TX, USA
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