TDRS launch Friday

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 20:43:53 EST

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    I wonder if Friday's TDRS launch might provide any interesting 
    sights for Eastern Hemisphere folks.  The 
    site has the launch timeline and ground tracks, and it looks to 
    me like some of the events will be at night over west Africa
    and might be, if its high enough by that time, well-placed for 
    South Africa:
    The Centaur is supposed to burn all of its fuel, so there will
    not be a venting.  The satellite has its own apogee kick motor 
    or something like that, as the Centaur puts it into a transfer 
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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