Mir/Atlantis After Undocking

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 12:45:23 -0400 (EDT)

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings ther will be visible
passes of Mir/Atlantis in the NE USA.   Undocking is scheduled
for 3 October at 11:45 EDT (15:45 UTC) making the Friday and
Saturday passes visible for each individulally.  I am assuming that
Atlantis will trail rather than lead Mir.

My questions:

1. What will be the approximate separation on Friday and Saturday.

2. What will be the approximate brightness of Atlantis? 

3. When is Mir scheduled to boost its orbit?

Thanks in advance.

Don Gardner
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