[amsat-bb] Re: Discovery
rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 09:07:14 PST 2006
That is the last time I listen to the talking heads at CNN (making me a
lemming) instead of calculating myself. They had a story which stated
it would not be visible north of North Carolina, so I did not go out.
The simplest kind of approximation says they are attempting to enter a
certain orbit which has a certain well known orbital period. In order
to achieve this, the motors would have to be going long past the time
the shuttle would come above the horizon here. We know from experience
how long the motors burn. I just did not turn on my brain.
I bet it was awesome.
Feeling dumb in NJ,
John Magliacane wrote:
>> Gorgeous view of Discovery climbing out tonight from across the state. It
>> gave me a good feeling, especially knowing there are ham radio satellites
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
> Ditto! Great view from the east coast of New Jersey straight through main
> engine cutoff.
> Evening visible passes of the STS/ISS complex will begin towards the end of the
> 73, de John, KD2BD
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