Re: USA 193 NOTAM released?

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Mon Feb 18 2008 - 22:10:51 UTC

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    Jeff Umbarger schreef:
    > Hey All,
    >      If I'm not mistaken at 3:30 UT in the Hawaiian
    > Islands it is 17:30 local time. On that date the sun
    > sets (for Honolulu anyways) at 18:30. So if you where
    > attempting to observe from Oahu or Kauai, I believe
    > (based on the plot) you would be looking into the
    > setting sun. This would apply for the missile launch.
    > However impact and follow through would track to the
    > northwest - north - and then off to the northeast. Can
    > anyone confirm? 
    Yes, that's correct. It would mean that within minutes, and while still 
    illuminated by the sun, the debris would come in reach of tracking stations on 
    the US west coast, who have darkness (astronomical twilight just ended there).
    - Marco
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