Re: ISS & Zvezda

From: Richard McKee (
Date: Sun Jul 23 2000 - 08:12:10 PDT

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    In the original list of maneuvers for Zvezda there were two scheduled for
    early 23 July UTC.  Checking the latest TLEs from OIG shows a decrease in
    Mean Motion from the epoch 00205.08741429 to the epoch 00205.16440781 TLEs.
    This would cause Zvezda to be later than predicted with a 22 July TLE.
    Richard McKee
    Location: 36.0586N 78.9325W 113m
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jeff Hunt <>
    To: SeeSat-L mail <>
    Date: Sunday, July 23, 2000 10:22 AM
    Subject: ISS & Zvezda
    >I thought I had missed Z somehow (predicted 08:22 UTC approx.) until it
    >showed up out of the shadow at 08:25:50 UTC well close to 4 minutes later
    >a higher orbit based on the July 22 epoch from Heaven-Above. Z was slightly
    >brighter than ISS (IMO) and steady.
    >The last posted maneuver for Z was late Friday July 21. Did anyone else
    >a late arrival?
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