Re: Possibility of observing CRS-11 from Europe shortly after launch

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 13:32:13 +0200
Hello Ramon and list,

Several times I've seen and imaged a CRS with its rocket and solar panel
covers
some 15-16 minutes after launch. Of course the launchtime has to be right
for
the CRS to be in sunlight while the observer is in the dark.
Launchtime is 21:55 UT and it could be possible to see the CRS.

Leo

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2017-05-24 12:44 GMT+02:00 Ramon van der Hilst via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> Hi all,
>
> a user in the SpaceX sub-reddit made calculations suggesting that those in
> Western Europe will be able to see the second stage + Dragon spacecraft
> shortly after launch, for the upcoming launch currently planned NET June 1.
> ISS is going to reach highest latitude over Europe, CRS-11 would be ~100km
> lower.
>
> See here:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/6cyjjo/heads_up_on_
> possible_rare_visible_pass_of_crs11/
>
> I don't have the skills/tools to check his calculations, but it may be to
> interest to some of you.
>
> Best regards,
> Ramon van der Hilst
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