Re: STS-73 reentry, Nov 5 1995

Floyd Weaver (
Sun, 5 Nov 1995 14:37:12 -0500 (EST)

   Hello all satilite watchers

   Is it possible to see a reentry from 40 north? Yes, it is, but 
not at all longitudes. I live near 40N 76W. I do not expect to see a 
reentry from here because, the shuttle will have landed before it reaches 
this longitude. I am east of KSC and the shuttle 
comes in from the west. Reentry is visible north of 40 degrees in the 
western US on flights that had high inclination (mir) orbit, if they come 
in from the northwest. Shuttles also reentry from the southwest. Such an 
approach from a 51.6 degree orbit would not be visible to anyone in the 
US. except Florida. 

Floyd Weaver

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