RE: RE: ISS-Soyuz How close?

From: <satrack_at_libero.it>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:38:00 +0100 (CET)
Always based on the current TLE, it is also possible to track both the objects
using the online tracker. Just use the following link that embeds their 
catalogue
numbers:

http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=25544,39622

Using the live skychart of the page is easy to asses their distance.

Regards,
Simone


>----Messaggio originale----
>Da: ssl3molcz_at_rogers.com
>Data: 26-mar-2014 19.15
>A: <SeeSat-L_at_satobs.org>
>Ogg: RE: ISS-Soyuz  How close?
>
>Joe Rao asked:
>
>> Does anyone have an idea about how close (or how far apart) the Soyuz
>> spacecraft and the ISS will be until they make their next docking attempt 
late
>> tomorrow? 
>
>Below is the range between 98067A / 25544 and 14013A / 39622 for the 24 h 
ending Mar 27 16:00 UTC, based on USSTRATCOM's
>epoch 14085.54334446 TLE of 98067A and its epoch 14085.60961156 TLE of 
14013A:
>
>    2014 Mar 26
>   UTC     Range km
>16:00:00   1479.32 
>16:30:00   1448.63 
>17:00:00   1428.64 
>17:30:00   1421.46 
>18:00:00   1392.72 
>18:30:00   1369.76 
>19:00:00   1363.27 
>19:30:00   1336.79 
>20:00:00   1311.04 
>20:30:00   1304.76 
>21:00:00   1280.75 
>21:30:00   1252.52 
>22:00:00   1245.97 
>22:30:00   1224.54 
>23:00:00   1194.25 
>23:30:00   1186.93 
>
>    2014 Mar 27
>   UTC     Range km
>00:00:00   1168.08 
>00:30:00   1136.27 
>01:00:00   1127.68 
>01:30:00   1111.33 
>02:00:00   1078.58 
>02:30:00   1068.26 
>03:00:00   1054.24 
>03:30:00   1021.17 
>04:00:00   1008.71 
>04:30:00    996.79 
>05:00:00    964.02 
>05:30:00    949.08 
>06:00:00    938.97 
>06:30:00    907.07 
>07:00:00    889.45 
>07:30:00    880.78 
>08:00:00    850.26 
>08:30:00    829.86 
>09:00:00    822.24 
>09:30:00    793.53 
>10:00:00    770.38 
>10:30:00    763.36 
>11:00:00    736.79 
>11:30:00    711.07 
>12:00:00    704.17 
>12:30:00    679.97 
>13:00:00    651.97 
>13:30:00    644.70 
>14:00:00    623.01 
>14:30:00    593.12 
>15:00:00    584.98 
>15:30:00    565.84 
>16:00:00    534.55
>
>I do not know whether any manoeuvres are planned during the above period.
>
>> Would they far enough apart to perceive as  two objects flying in
>> tandem or will they be so close together so as to appear as a singular
>> object visually to the unaided eye?
>
>Assuming the above is accurate, then they will be gradually closing, but 
remain far apart this evening through tomorrow
>morning.
>
>Ted Molczan
>
>
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