New launch - evening visibility

From: Michael McCants (mmccants@jump.net)
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 19:45:24 EDT


SL-12 R/B(1)
1 27427U 02023B   02127.70056970 -.00003837  12131-4  00000+0 0    12
2 27427  51.6030 129.7289 0051210 272.8647  86.3333 16.31803814    03

Of course a negative drag term is inappropriate for this rocket.
We have a twilight pass in another couple of hours.  Re-entry very soon.

lat  30.334  long 97.760
2002 May   7  Tue evening Time PM CDT
 H  M  S  Al Azi Mag Hgt
 8 47 44  87 134 0.3 132

Good evening passes for mid-northern latitudes:

   2002 May  8   Tue evening UT

  HGT HR MN  REVS   LAT  LONG SHD
  132  0 20   5.4  31.5 -73.8  82
  134  0 21   5.4  34.2 -70.5  66
  136  0 22   5.4  36.9 -67.0  49
  137  0 23   5.4  39.4 -63.2  31
  139  0 24   5.4  41.7 -59.1  11

  132  1 48   6.3  31.0 -96.9  87
  134  1 49   6.4  33.8 -93.6  73
  136  1 50   6.4  36.4 -90.1  57
  137  1 51   6.4  38.9 -86.4  39
  139  1 52   6.4  41.3 -82.3  19

  133  3 17   7.4  33.3-116.7  80
  135  3 18   7.4  35.9-113.2  64
  137  3 19   7.4  38.5-109.5  46
  138  3 20   7.4  40.9-105.5  27
  140  3 21   7.4  43.1-101.3   7

  133  4 45   8.4  32.8-139.7  86
  135  4 46   8.4  35.4-136.3  71
  136  4 47   8.4  38.0-132.7  54
  138  4 48   8.4  40.5-128.7  35
  139  4 49   8.4  42.7-124.5  15

It could be a minute or two earlier than predicted by this elset.

Payload:

DIRECTV 5
1 27426U 02023A   02127.76203961  .00000467 -34788-6  00000+0 0    11
2 27426  51.7095 129.3795 7302828   0.1916 359.9367  2.28236591    03

Mike McCants

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