RE: Shuttle and ISS proximity after undocking

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@rogers.com)
Date: Thu Oct 17 2002 - 11:46:34 EDT

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    The cancellation of today's scheduled ISS reboost will provide parts of Europe another opportunity to observe ISS and Shuttle in
    reasonably close proximity.
    
    During the pass on 2002 Oct 17, at about 17:01 UTC, ISS should trail Shuttle by about 32 s, based on these elements:
    
    1 27537U 02047A   02290.25000000  .00020767  00000-0  25959-3 0   342
    2 27537  51.6400 159.8936 0023735   7.5852  52.3450 15.59467821   939
    
    1 25544U 98067A   02290.43187366 -.00000022  00000-0 -27467-6 0  2723
    2 25544  51.6357 158.9848 0019085  12.9636 347.2377 15.58959217223105
    
    By the time of the first evening N. American pass, Shuttle is scheduled to have significantly lowered its altitude; here are NASA's
    predicted elements:
    
    1 27537U 02047A   02290.87992049  .00071000  00000-0  10050-3 0  9018
    2 27537  51.6424 156.7230 0097353  19.7405 340.7486 15.76905851  1599
    
    During the 23:09 UTC pass (just after civil twilight in much of Eastern N. America), ISS will trail by 2 min and 47 s.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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