Re: visual obs from Pune,India

From: Ralph McConahy (
Date: Mon Feb 18 2008 - 16:41:29 UTC

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    Mukund Joglekar asked:
    >>Could the two bodies we saw be the ISS,
    >>followed by the (separated several hours ago)
    In this case, the Shuttle was leading the ISS.
    The Shuttle, now in a lower orbit, is moving faster.
    Notice the current TLEs for the two, found here:
    have the MM for the Shuttle as: 
    but the MM for the ISS as:
    The higher value means more revs/day, which means faster, which means a few hours after separation you will see STS-122 *leading* the ISS.
      Ralph McConahy
      38.3306N, 75.6970W, -25m (WGS84)
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