STS-78 reentry path for Sunday morning

Philip Chien (kc4yer@amsat.org)
Fri, 5 Jul 1996 22:51:54 -0400

>To: sarex@amsat.org
>From: pat.kilroy@gsfc.nasa.gov (Pat Kilroy)
>Subject: STS-78.032 SAREX Bulletin #32 KSC Entry
>
>SB SAREX @ AMSAT $STS-78.032
>STS-78 SAREX Bulletin #32
>
>Silver Spring, Maryland USA
>July 5, 1996 @ 20:00 UTC
>
>Here is special information on space shuttle Columbia visual and audio
>opportunities during reentry for those in the west, southwest and south
>USA as provided by Gil Carman in Houston following this Post Trim 2
>element set.  Note that this set is to be used *after* July 6 13:34 UTC
>and before July 7 11:24 UTC.
>
>STS-78
>1 23931U 96036A   96188.56273114  .00088752  00000-0  12713-3 0  9204
>2 23931  39.0137 262.9147 0008808 117.6576 242.5299 16.07065411  2579
>
>Satellite: STS-78
>Catalog number: 23931
>Epoch time:      96188.56273114   =     yrday.fracday
>Element set:     920
>Inclination:       39.0137 deg
>RA of node:       262.9147 deg
>Eccentricity:     .0008808
>Arg of perigee:   117.6576 deg
>Mean anomaly:     242.5299 deg
>Mean motion:   16.07065411 rev/day
>Decay rate:    8.87520E-04 rev/day^2
>Epoch rev:             257
>Checksum:              332
>
>Launch:  20-Jun-1996  14:49:00.000 UTC
>
>STS-78 KSC Entry (landing on orbit 272)    7-Jul-1996    Notes at end.
>
>         CITY                TIME         ELEV         AZ      ELSUN    BOOM
> 1.  San Francisco, CA    12:14:35 UTC    42.6  N    (  5.1)    -6.7    5:43
> 2.  Sunnyvale, CA        12:14:40 UTC    30.4  N    (  3.3)    -6.6    7:34
> 3.  Sacramento, CA       12:14:45 UTC    76.2  S    (180.0)    -5.6    4:00
> 4.  Pine Grove, CA       12:15:01 UTC    78.2  N    (   .0)    -5.0    3:54
> 5.  Bakersfield, CA      12:15:23 UTC    11.5  N    (  7.4)    -5.7   17:17
> 6.  Fresno, CA           12:15:11 UTC    22.2  N    (  6.8)    -5.4    9:55
> 7.  Los Angeles,CA       12:15:37 UTC     7.0  N    (  7.7)    -5.8   24:27
> 8.  Diamond Bar, CA      12:15:43 UTC     6.9  N    (  8.5)    -5.6   24:34
> 9.  Las Vegas, NV        12:16:14 UTC    22.0  N    ( 11.2)    -2.4    9:45
>10.  St. George, UT       12:16:32 UTC    60.6  N    (  9.5)     -.9    4:14
>11.  Cedar City, UT       12:16:37 UTC    62.2  S    (190.2)     -.2    4:09
>12.  Parowan, UT          12:16:39 UTC    49.2  SSW  (192.5)      .1    4:50
>13.  Beaver, UT           12:16:39 UTC    33.0  SSW  (194.1)      .4    6:41
>14.  Panguitch, UT        12:16:44 UTC    46.2  SSW  (197.0)      .3    5:03
>15.  Fillmore, UT         12:16:40 UTC    19.2  SSW  (195.5)      .9   10:48
>16.  Salt Lake City, UT   12:16:38 UTC     8.2  SSW  (194.8)     2.1   21:28
>17.  Nephi, UT            12:16:43 UTC    12.3  SSW  (195.4)     1.7   15:41
>18.  Farmington, NM       12:17:46 UTC    51.2  SSW  (199.3)     3.0    4:38
>19.  Durango, CO          12:17:47 UTC    28.2  SSW  (199.9)     3.5    7:26
>20.  Socorro, NM          12:18:20 UTC    19.0  NNE  ( 20.2)     2.9   10:28
>21.  Albuquerque, NM      12:18:21 UTC    40.4  NNE  ( 22.0)     3.6    5:24
>22.  Santa Fe, NM         12:18:23 UTC    76.0  SSW  (200.5)     4.3    3:37
>23.  Denver, CO           12:18:08 UTC     6.0  SSW  (202.8)     6.6   25:22
>24.  Tucumcari, NM        12:18:57 UTC    59.0  SSW  (204.8)     5.8    4:07
>25.  Amarillo, TX         12:19:25 UTC    30.4  SSW  (203.3)     7.3    6:47
>26.  Clinton, OK          12:20:04 UTC    14.0  SSW  (204.3)     9.7   13:11
>27.  Wichita Falls, TX    12:20:25 UTC    34.9  SSW  (203.5)     9.6    5:50
>28.  Bertram, TX          12:20:55 UTC    14.1  NNE  ( 17.9)     8.9   12:36
>29.  Oklahoma City, OK    12:20:28 UTC    11.2  SSW  (204.0)    10.9   15:34
>30.  Fort Worth, TX       12:20:54 UTC    85.6  S    (180.0)    10.2    3:18
>31.  Gainesville, TX      12:20:50 UTC    30.1  SSW  (202.2)    10.6    6:30
>32.  Denton, TX           12:20:54 UTC    44.7  SSW  (198.7)    10.5    4:40
>33.  Winfield, KS         12:20:19 UTC     5.3  SSW  (205.7)    11.9   26:13
>34.  College Stn, TX      12:21:24 UTC    17.1  NNE  ( 16.5)    10.3   10:28
>35.  Dallas, TX           12:21:15 UTC    81.4  NNE  ( 31.8)    10.9    3:17
>36.  Tulsa, OK            12:20:46 UTC     6.9  SSW  (204.2)    12.3   22:00
>37.  Paris, TX            12:21:15 UTC    20.5  SSW  (201.6)    11.8    8:58
>38.  Tyler, TX            12:21:32 UTC    64.3  SSW  (199.3)    11.7    3:32
>39.  Friendswood, TX      12:21:50 UTC    11.2  NNE  ( 14.1)    10.9   14:40
>40.  JSC                  12:21:52 UTC    11.5  NNE  ( 14.5)    11.0   14:19
>41.  Shreveport, LA       12:22:00 UTC    32.3  SSW  (197.4)    13.1    5:46
>42.  Ringgold, LA         12:22:10 UTC    34.2  SSW  (198.7)    13.5    5:26
>43.  Jonesboro, LA        12:22:22 UTC    32.3  SSW  (197.2)    13.9    5:38
>44.  Winnfield, LA        12:22:26 UTC    44.8  SSW  (197.9)    13.9    4:17
>45.  Columbia, LA         12:22:37 UTC    31.7  SSW  (193.8)    14.5    5:38
>46.  Baton Rouge, LA      12:23:07 UTC    36.9  N    (  9.7)    14.8    4:49
>47.  New Orleans, LA      12:23:34 UTC    25.7  N    (  8.1)    15.6    6:28
>48.  Birmingham, AL       12:24:56 UTC     7.6  S    (183.3)    19.6   16:45
>
>Notes: These times and elevations are at the point of closest approach
>       (peak elevation) for each city.  ELSUN is the Sun's elevation for
>       that city at that time.  BOOM is the estimated length of time
>       (MIN:SEC) after closest approach when the sonic boom may be heard.
>       However, it is unlikely that the boom can be heard if peak
>       elevation is less than about 20 deg.  The fireball and plasma trail
>       should be visible in twilight over northern California and southwestern
>       Utah, but will not be visible east of Utah because it will be in
>       daylight then.
>
>Gil Carman, WA5NOM
>
>Submitted by (Pat Kilroy, WD8LAQ for) Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO for the
>SAREX Working Group
>
>
>========================================================================
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>TRMM Project Parts Engineer        Fax:     301-286-1695
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Philip Chien, Earth News - space writer and consultant  PCHIEN@IDS.NET
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