Re: test of iss pass across the moon tonight

From: Thomas Fly (thomasfly@j2ee-consultants.com)
Date: Sat May 17 2003 - 11:06:56 EDT

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    I wrote:
    
    > at a distance (to the ISS) of 543 miles, the transit path would be 4.9 miles wide
    
    Oops! I forgot to factor in the elevation angle.  The width of the transit path at 23.3 degrees elevation would be 4.9 mi /
    sin(23.3) = 12.4 miles, which makes the difference between the 3 tracks totally insignificant.
    
    
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