Re: Sounds like a ISS water dump, are was it something else.

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Thu May 29 2008 - 12:11:29 UTC

  • Next message: Kevin Fetter: "Re: Sounds like a ISS water dump, are was it something else."

    Possibly to do with the blocked toilet Kevin ??????????????????
    
    
    John
    
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 12:59 PM
    Subject: Sounds like a ISS water dump, are was it something else.
    
    
    > On a different email list I am, someone posted the following.
    >
    > Last night (May 27th) Phil went out to watch the ISS on a pass beginning 
    > 21:50 PDT.  The maximum
    > elevation was 21:53:30 near Polaris (59 degrees).  He was using binoculars 
    > at about 7x.
    >
    > The pass was in twilight.  The Sun was between 6 and 7 degrees down.  Sky 
    > conditions were clear
    > with average transparency and seeing, winds calm.
    >
    > As the ISS neared maximum elevation, a distinct "puff" of glowing material 
    > was emitted.  The cloud
    > was seen to trail the ISS for a few seconds, falling behind.  Smaller 
    > discharges (if that's what
    > they were) were observed for a few seconds after that.
    >
    > None of this would have been visible to the naked eye in his judgment.  He 
    > was unable to resolve
    > the ISS at this magnfication.
    >
    > Phil alerted me and we both watched the next pass together with 
    > binoculars, observing nothing
    > unusual.  Due to buildings, I could not follow ISS past zenith.
    >
    > Dan Collier
    > Vancouver Centre
    >
    > Sounds like a water dump, are was it something else. They have dumped 
    > water before, during a test.
    >
    > http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2001/iss01-27.html
    >
    > Not aware of it, if they did dump water.
    >
    >
    >
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