Re: [dsat] Fooled by NOAA 17 and Envisat

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Thu Sep 12 2002 - 15:43:46 EDT

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    The two environmental satellites meet again tonight, 6 sec. apart on my next
    pass.
    156 orbits of NOAA 17 equals 157 orbits of Envisat, with one second
    accuracy, so the meetings occur every 11 days.
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 11:39 PM
    > So, I tried 20:47 and found not one, but two, Sun-synchronous objects less
    than
    > 4 degrees apart, very slowly catching up on the first.
    > I got one split on the lower, which later turned out to be Envisat. And
    the
    > upper left one was NOAA 17. At 20:28:54 they were intercepted by Cosmos
    1703 r
    
    
    
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