Re: blackout period

From: Björn Gimle \(TietoEnator\) (
Date: Fri Mar 22 2002 - 10:04:36 EST

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    "High solar angles" means that the Sun is near the orbit plane normal, so
    the satellite is in sunlight along the entire orbit (or just too long).
    This total illumination occurs approximately every 60 days, but only during
    summer and winter.
    In May 2002 this is on days 26-29.
    ----- Original Message -----
    > From
    > <snip> "and waiting until after a blackout period in May that prohibits
    > shuttle from being docked to the station due to thermal constraints caused
    > by high solar angles." <snip>
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