Re: STS 76 and MIR

Neil Clifford (n.clifford1@physics.oxford.ac.uk)
Sat, 30 Mar 1996 14:36:45 +0000 (GMT)

Leo Barhorst scribbles:

|>It was the last oppurtunity to see the shuttle on this mission as it
|>is due to land today.

Looks like you may have one more chance. Both landing opportunities
waived off today. Thus viewing tomorrow available. There are 5 landing
opps Sunday the first to KSC at 1200 UTC (subsequent ones to EDW at 1329
UTC, KSC at 1337 UTC). This improves viewing for re-entry over the US I
believe. The trajectory (for the !st opp.) is described at

ftp://ftp.physics.ox.ac.uk/pub/sat/info/sts76-reentry.txt

where I'll put ground track maps when they are available.

The payload doors were just proving a little problematic during
re-opening but they appear to be fine at this time.

regards,

-- 
Neil Clifford                             <n.clifford@physics.oxford.ac.uk>
                        http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/sat/satintro.html