[amsat-bb] Re: Wallops Launch!
KA2AEV at aol.com
Sat Dec 16 09:12:05 PST 2006
Bob what time was the launch?
I was coming home from work this morning and thought I was a Very high Jet
at 7am EST
come zooming over the horizon from the south and then took a radial left
turn towards the east
and I lost it in the sunrise. I thought it might have been a fast mover from
the Military doing
a race track pattern, common up here in the NYC area ever since you know when
73 de Mike
FDNY All Gave Some
9-11-01 Some Gave All
In a message dated 12/16/2006 8:18:39 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
bruninga at usna.edu writes:
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
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