Re: Launches - directional, a local view

Thu, 28 Mar 1996 01:19:43 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 27 Mar 1996, Stephen Thompson wrote:

> When STS-76 left for Mir the other morning, the 'launch simulation" in 
> STS-PLUS was spot-on for rise and set times as well as altitude, I recommend 
> that anyone interested in seeing launches from a great distance use STS-PLUS 
> to see if a particular launch will be visible from their location.

Can you explain how to use TLEs to determine rocket position during  
launch phase?
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