STS-86 De-orbit & landing info

Sun, 5 Oct 97 12:27:17 PDT

NASA has improved the information available at their shuttle landing
page at

There are better maps, and a couple of links to detailed deorbit
information that includes the lat/long, time, height, & velocity for the
following events:

Deorbit Burn Time of Ignition (TIG)
TDRSS Acquisition of Signal (AOS)
Entry Interface (EI)
Terminal Area Energy Management (TAEM)
Mach 1
Heading Alignment Cylinder/Circle entry (HAC)

Also included is a schedule of the roll maneuvers.

If the shuttle landing is delayed one orbit, the shuttle will follow
the curve of the U.S. Gulf coast, otherwise it passes over Central America.

 Craig Cholar    3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL