Re: Estimated Orion EFT-1 Elements

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:08:21 -0700 (MST)
The other point is that the second stage (upper stage?) should also re-enter
somewhere close. That object can be expected to breakup and have multiple
pieces burning up so that may increase the odds that something will be seen.

It would be neat to be on the aircraft that is supposed to take temperature
readings of the capsule.

Ron Lee

> At the beginning of the blackout (plasma heating starts) the vehicle will
> be visible above a 10° elevation angle for up to 350 nmi.  As it decends
> toward chute deployments of course this distance become much smaller.  It
> will be daylight during the reentry, so I'm unsure how 'visible' it will
> be.

> Daryl

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