RE: Shuttle and ISS proximity after undocking

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@rogers.com)
Date: Tue Oct 15 2002 - 06:51:48 EDT

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    NASA has revised its predicted Shuttle and ISS elements. The following are applicable following the separation burn on 2002 Oct 16
    at 14:46 UTC:
    
    1 27537U 02047A   02289.66260790  .00071000  00000-0  10050-3 0  9036
    2 27537  51.6364 162.8413 0021087   2.9983 357.1295 15.59474683  1404
    
    1 25544U 98067A   02289.66263125  .00020000  00000-0  26000-3 0  9029
    2 25544  51.6328 162.8489 0019849   8.3387 351.8094 15.58825528 23021
    
    The following table states the number of seconds of time by which ISS would trail Shuttle:
    
    2002 Oct 16  17:56 UTC  Western Europe       5 s
    2002 Oct 17  00:08 UTC  Eastern N. America  14 s
    
    The separation would not be much greater on subsequent N. American passes.
    
    Observers should use the above elements to compute ephemerides for their location.
    
    Further revisions of the elements are likely; I intend to post updates.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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