RE: new tether - 32 km - launch Sept. 14

From: Bob Christy (rdc@zarya.info)
Date: Sun Sep 02 2007 - 07:04:18 EDT

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    Unfortunately not, John
    
    The tether is planned to re-enter with the Fotino capsule just over two hours
    after being deployed from Photon. The two visibility areas are based on the
    ground track location during the deploy.
    
    Bob Christy
     
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: John Locker [mailto:john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk] 
    > Sent: Sunday 02 September 2007 11:36
    > To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    > Subject: Re: new tether - 32 km - launch Sept. 14
    > 
    > Hi Björn
    > 
    > Looking at the ESA page they say.....
    > 
    > The tether should be visible from the following locations:
    >   a.. South America (below 55°S)
    >   b.. Antarctic Peninsula (above 82°S)
    >   c.. East Russia and western Alaska (above 170°E)
    > And yet they quote a 63 deg inclination , which means the visiblity 
    > opportunities will be much wider , more or less the same as ISS...............
    
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