STS 126 Ascent to ISS Trajectory Spreadsheet

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Wed Nov 12 2008 - 23:40:33 UTC

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    I have produced an MS Excel spreadsheet to compute azimuth, elevation, R.A. and
    Dec, during STS 126's ascent to orbit on its mission to ISS:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat_ref/Shuttle/STS_126_Ascent_Trajectory_to_ISS.xls
    
    To use, enter your observation site co-ordinates and the date and time of
    lift-off, in the specially labelled cells (those with red coloured font).
    
    The spreadsheet is set up for STS 126's scheduled launch on 2008 Nov 15 at
    00:55:34 UTC., as seen from Washington, D.C.
    
    I obtained the trajectory data from The CBS News Space Reporter's Handbook, by
    William Harwood:
    
    http://www.cbsnews.com/network/news/space/downloads.html
    
    Scroll down to the SpaceCalc section, and see file SpaceCalcPC_126.zip for PC or
    SpaceCalcMac_126.zip for Mac.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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