RE: Mir and Atlantis visibility

Jeff Hunt (
Tue, 13 May 97 18:06:22

Yes, the existing elements for Mir are expected to fit for the docking. 

You can find the predicted elsets for STS-84 for burns OMS2, NC1, and NC2 
and the predicted elements for Mir at the STS-84 launch at:   OR DIRECTLY AT

-Jeff Hunt []
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--- On Tue, 13 May 1997 16:47:33 -0400 (EDT)  Walter Nissen 
<> wrote:

>Does anyone know if Mir has made its final maneuver prior to the Atlantis 
>docking, so that this elset (courtesy Shuttle-Mir web) 
>1 16609U 86017A   97133.44331108  .00002738  00000-0  36798-4 0  8076 
>2 16609  51.6562 260.3948 0009962   6.0117 354.1163 15.59366415641607 
>will remain fairly accurate through the Atlantis mission? 
>Sure would be nice to get a few days advance notice with TLEs offering a 
>rough idea (plus or minus a couple minutes) of where Mir and Atlantis are 
>going to be during each stage of the mission.