Re: Shuttle Launch Observation

From: Rick Baldridge (rickbaldridge@dellnet.com)
Date: Sun Oct 01 2000 - 11:45:08 PDT

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    From: "Oscar A. Rodriguez -- D. Temas Espaciales" <obaquero@gestivan.com>
    To: <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
    Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 6:09 AM
    Subject: Shuttle Launch Observation
    
    
    > Hi everybody,
    >
    > I would like to know if there is any chance to see the pass of the
    > Shuttle during the ascent phase from my location (Cadiz, Spain -
    > W6.2990  N36.5340  Alt. 7m.).
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    Oscar,
    
    Using SKYMAP by Rob Matson, I printed the Shuttle's launch trajectory as
    viewed from Cadiz.  Unfortunately, the path just grazes your northern
    horizon, never rising.
    
    The track can be seen at;
    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=940828&a=2571482&p=29674175
    
    The Shuttle's ascent burn is not visible from Europe.  The Shuttle is just
    passing New York City when the main engines cut off.  However, as posted on
    SeeSat, the external tank can be seen separated from the Shuttle from
    Europe. See:
    http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Feb-2000/0226.html
    
    RICK BALDRIDGE
    Campbell, CA  USA
    
    
    
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