[amsat-bb] Re: Wallops Launch!

KA2AEV@aol.com 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 
launch pad.  

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