Re: STS-86 Launch Visible

3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL
Tue, 23 Sep 97 13:21:08 PDT

Don Gardner wrote:
>Also - I noted that there will be a visible pass for Mir at 6:20 AM EDT
>(26 Sept 1997 10:19 UTC) or about 7hrs 50 minutes after shuttle launches.
>
>Does anyone have an idea as to how much the shuttle will trail (lead?)
>Mir at this time?

Using Dave Ransom's predictive launch elset, STS Plus shows the shuttle
trailing Mir by about 11 minutes, but the elset would be 7h 16m old
by then.  With OMS burns, the time might vary somewhat.

STS-86
1 99986U          97269.13677083  .00055708  12929-7  96323-4 0    15
2 99986  51.6599 298.7248 0033349 356.0335 193.2612 16.00410322    19

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