no luck with Sunday evening Lacrosse 5 pass

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 00:59:33 EDT

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    I guess the combination of difficult phase angle, atmospheric
    extinction, and cirrus clouds got me, because I was not able 
    to find either Lacrosse 5 or its Titan Rk.  I definitely had
    an otherwise unobstructed view of that part of the sky.  I 
    will check the weather for the 11:00 UTC passes in the morning, 
    but the outlook isn't promising.
    
    I haven't seen one story about the launch from a major (USA) 
    news network on TV or on the web.  (However, I don't have 
    cable TV.)  I had hoped to see a bit of video.  I've heard 
    that late Friday is a good time to do something newsworthy but 
    get it ignored, but I'm very surprised that the last Titan 
    launch from the Cape was not covered.  At least there was good 
    coverage on SpaceFlightNow.com!  I guess everyone saw the 
    follow-up story there Saturday that quoted Ted.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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