Shuttle water dump

Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 04:40:37 PDT

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    Bruno wrote:
    "A question arises: how is it possible that the cloud gets in front
    of the shuttle/ISS ? Is it an effect of perspective or does the
    cloud travel faster than the shuttle, either by being ejected
    forward or into a slightly lower orbit. I doubt that either would
    show up in matter of 5 minutes or so."
    The dump is directly toward the earth and so the particles are forced into
    lower orbits in which the particles begin to move faster and then lead the
    Shuttle. This is a normal consequence of such action and it does show up
    very quickly after the start of the dump as evidenced by our video and
    direct observations as early as 1984.
    Paul D. Maley
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