Re: Need help to catch Calipso lidar beam

From: Gregg Hendry via Seesat-l <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:59:40 -0600
I have had good luck observing the CALIPSO laser apparition from 1900
meters east of the  sub-satellite ground track.  I usually observe from 40
degrees north so at 48 degrees you should set up a bit closer to the
track.  My quick and dirty calculation suggests 1660 meters east of the
ground track.  (cos48/cos40*1900).  Getting close to the LIDAR track is
important as I do not believe the laser can be observed from much over 500
meters off track.

Good Luck,
Gregg Hendry

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 10:09 AM, Vladislav Gooba via Seesat-l <> wrote:

> Hello Seesat,
> The day after tomorrow Calipso satellite is going to pass over my head.
> I want to catch it's green laser beam. NASA site on Calipso is down
> for a week for now. Can someone help me with prediction of lidar position?
> My coords are 48,5266 N, 35,0180 E, Calipso is gonna pass high over me
> on October 1st, at ~ 00:01 UTC. Thank you!
> Sincerely,
> Vlad
> _______________________________________________
> Seesat-l mailing list
Seesat-l mailing list
Received on Fri Sep 29 2017 - 13:00:42 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Sep 29 2017 - 18:00:42 UTC