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

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu May 29 2008 - 12:32:38 UTC

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    That's what I was thinking, they had to do a dump, because of the pluged toiled.
    
    Better call the plumber, boy that's going to be a expensive call, he he he:)
    
    Kevin
    
    
    --- John Locker <john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
    
    > Possibly to do with the blocked toilet Kevin ??????????????????
    > 
    > 
    > John
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    > ----- 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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