Re: Soyus Launch Pad Coordinates

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Mon Nov 14 2005 - 05:57:39 EST

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    Igor Lissov wrote:
    
    > As of the Gagarin Start (Area 2, Pad 1 or 5 in different times), 
    > the Russian book Gagarin na kosmodrome Baykonur lists it 
    > as 4555'12''N, 6320'36''E. Check with maps.google.com promts 
    > that 63.3423E 45.9200N is a better fit.
    
    Could be a map-datum difference, e.g. one set of coordinates in WGS-84, the 
    other in an earlier map datum. With high resolution coordinates, always state 
    the map-datum otherwise the coordinates are meaningless.
    
    The Google-maps coordinates are likely WGS-84 as that is most widely used today.
    
    - Marco
    
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