Soyuz Brightness Variation

Date: Wed Nov 01 2000 - 06:30:04 PST

  • Next message: Kevin Fetter: "koronas 1"

    I noticed from the Expedition 1 Press Kit, available at:
    During last evening's pass (23:06 UTC 31 October, Orbit 10) the crew was 
    asleep but the Soyuz was rotating at 2 deg per second.  The solar panels were 
    deployed 9 minutes after lift off.
    Hopefully this account for the change in brightness during the pass.
    The same conditions will be true for this evening's pass for the NE USA and 
    Eastern Canada (22:45-23:00 UTC or so) - crew asleep, "Solar rotation" at 2 
    deg per sec.
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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