Andre Beckus <firstname.lastname@example.org> said: > There is a Pegasus launch being staged from Cape Canaveral on >October 22. I was interested in going over ot the Cocoa beach area >and observing this launch, but I was wondering about the visibility. Night launches of Pegasuses (Pegasai?) have been viewed from Vandenberg, so it may be possible to see Thursday's launch. However I get the impression that it's not that impressive from a distance. Drop location will be 29 degrees North, 78 degrees 30 minutes West at about 39,000 ft. The launch will be on Telstar 5 transponder 24, and I believe the local "cable news" channel 13 (is cable broadcasting an oxymoron?) will carry the launch live. The key thing is it will be at night, and only an infrared camera view will be broadcast. >This is the first time that I've ever heard of a Pegasus launch from >Cape Canaveral (and I don't see any more launches listed for the >future either). second actually. In 1993 a B-52 with Pegasus and the original SCD-1 satellite was launched. They used the shuttle landing facility runway. Philip Chien, KC4YER Earth News world (in)famous writer, science fiction fan, ham radio operator, all-around nice guy, etc.