firstname.lastname@example.org ("Igor Lissov") writes: > Mir orbit is scheduled to be raised December 22 and then > again in March 1999, as reported yesterday at EO-27 crew > press conference in Star City. Thank you very much for posting this. This is wonderful information to have. Those of us who attempt to keep the general public (i.e., taxpayers and ultimate owners of bright satellites) informed about visibility of these important outposts need to know well in advance of any maneuvers which might affect the general character of a pass (twilight, altitude, etc.). Even a couple minutes in pass time is a huge nuisance to correct if not known until the day before the pass. Do you already know the UT hour of these planned maneuvers, or can you point us in the direction of more detail, even if it will be awhile before that is known? Thanks again. Cheers. Walter Nissen email@example.com -81.8637, 41.3735, 256m elevation --- Astronomy is looking up!