TRMM Behind Schedule

From: KEVINISBADYA@aol.com
Date: Mon Dec 11 2000 - 06:09:26 PST

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    I Went out into the morning twilight just now and waited for a passover by 
    TRMM.
    I scanned the sky and at 4:58:00am it was supposed to be at maximum alltitude 
    of
    78 degrees at a 1.1. mag.I then scanned down the path of the orbit and there 
    it was,
    coming out from the western skies.At about 4:58:45am, It finally reached 
    highest
    point of 77 degrees,and a magnitude of -0.
    this Delay in time I believe is due to changing the satellites orbit slightly 
    higher,
    therefore decreasing the speed of the Satellite.
    So Everyone TRMM is behind by 45 Seconds.
    Regards and Happy Skies!
    Kevin Martin(NRB)
    
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