Terriers, Spot-3 and Landsat 7

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Mon, 17 May 1999 22:54:31 +0200

Use the following file with SkyMap's Rocket Trajectory mode, Map time set to
actual drop/launch time, and Lighting to No constraint (night launch!)
and assuming launch 22:10 PDT is 15:10 UT, you would get (from Belmont Shore, CA)
a track just above Moon (below Venus), over beta and alpha CMi at 22:12:10,
culminating 20 deg. over the horizon below alpha Hya at 22:14, and dropping
towards az. 205 deg.
  5 36   -123    11.79
 76 35.3 -123.2  52.00
 92 35   -123.2  70.93
163 32.8 -123.8 174.62
453 21.6 -126.3 530.75
520 18.3 -127.1 552.69

Visible from W.Europe. At 22:36 UT tonight, Spot already leads by about 30 seconds,
on a track 0.7 degrees higher in the West. On the earlier pass Landsat 7 leads by 90 seconds.

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