Error estimated for ISS / Venus transit prediction

From: Thomas Fly (tfly@alumni.caltech.edu)
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 13:03:45 EDT

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    Based upon the ISS's orbit on April 28- which should closely correspond in
    average altitude / orbital period to the orbit on June 8- I believe that there
    will be relatively little (~6 km, in the area of northern Italy) change in the
    current transit prediction between now and June 8.  This means that the track
    should pass thru southern Europe at around 10:00 UTC (elevation ~63), and thru
    Greece on the orbit before that, at about 8:33 UTC (elevation ~60).
    
    It should pass near Sapporo, Japan at around 7:18 UTC (elevation ~27), and
    Osaka at around 8:53 UTC (elevation ~13).
    
    For more information, see
    http://iss-transit.sourceforge.net/IssVenusTransit.html
    
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