Approach to docking

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 07:49:06 PDT

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    Hi all,
    Discovery is now approaching the ISS at a rate of 8 km/hr. At 14:30 UT, it was 
    13.2 km behind ISS. With its nose pointing downward and the paypload bay toward
    th ISS, Discovery will pass 185 m under the Station, go up and pass 120 m in
    front of it and complete its manoeuver 75 m above.
    ISS is currently rotating itself to be in the docking attitude. The Unity
    module was the leading object in the stack that will get vertically aligned
    with Progress toward Earth and Unity on top. This attitude should be attained
    at 15:15 UT.
    The Ku band antenna is still not working.
    Daniel Deak
    representant, projet spatial Starshine
    Drummondville, Quebec
    COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537N, 72.4857W, 90 m., UTC-4:00
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