Re: Starshine deployed

From: Markus Mehring (
Date: Sun Dec 16 2001 - 11:24:10 EST

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    On Sun, 16 Dec 2001 10:23:48 -0500, you (Daniel Deak
    <>) wrote:
    >Starshine 2 has been deployed at 15:02:34 UT in the direction of the velocity
    >vector of the Shuttle. Eastern Europe should be very well placed for the first
    >observations of the satellite at 17:55 UT.
    I gave it a try on the first post-deploy pass near 15:54 UTC, though I'd
    probably be located a bit too far to the West, with the sun less than -6
    below the horizon at that time. Shuttle was there on time (as was the ISS a
    few minutes later), Starshine 2 wasn't really, though. Whatever sparkling
    there might have been near the Shuttle, it was indistinguishable from
    background stars. Let's see what the next pass might bring.
    CU!	Markus (E8.7434, N51.7264, 113m, UTC+1)
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