[amsat-bb] Re: Wallops Launch!
rogerkola at aol.com
Sat Dec 16 07:30:22 PST 2006
"A very impressive sight. I was on my roof with groggy wife, but it turned
out to be well worth getting up for."
Sounds like a possible plot for a future CSI Baltimore series..."honest
officer, we were just on the roof watching a satellite launch" and... ;-)
BTW, one of the mathematicians in the TV series "Numbers" was "included in
the crew of a Space Shuttle launch" last night.
More to come I'm sure...
Oh...as a last thought, congratulations to No-Code techs...the FCC has
removed code requirements from all licenses and in 30 days or so, almost any
satellite configuration will be accessible to you....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 8:02 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Wallops Launch!
> The Wallops launch was beautiful. I would say it got to a good 30 degrees
above the horizon from up here in Baltimore, 115 miles away. A very
impressive sight. I was on my roof with groggy wife, but it turned out to
be well worth getting up for.
> This means that in the future we can see it from 30 feet lower just as
well sitting leisurely on the deck.
> I'm sure my 30 degree estimation is prbably more like 20 degrees because
they say that the human eye over estimates elevation angles, but still it
was so high, it was well above the trees here in Baltimore, 115 miles from
the launch pad.
> Thanks for the alert!
> WB4APR, Bob
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