[amsat-bb] Re: Shuttle Launch visible 3/15/09
ka1rrw at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 15 18:50:34 PDT 2009
Great pass, we could see STS-119 for over a minute.
we could even see the SRB seperation.
i posted a few shots on the spacecam page.
--- On Sun, 3/15/09, MM <ka1rrw at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: MM <ka1rrw at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Shuttle Launch visible 3/15/09
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Sunday, March 15, 2009, 2:04 PM
> ISS Amateur Radio Status: March 11, 2009
> By Miles Mann WF1F,
> MAREX-MG News www.marexmg.org
> Manned Amateur Radio Experiment
> Shuttle Launch Visible Tonight:
> If you live along the East Coast of the USA, you maybe able
> to see the Shuttle Discovery’s launch tonight at 7:43 p.m.
> (EDT). People in Florida are use to seeing the Shuttle
> launch, however when the Shuttle is launched at Night, to
> the International Space Station, the engines can be seen as
> far north as Maine (conditions permitting).
> Sunset in Boston is at 6:50 p.m. (EDT). This means the
> skies will still be a little bright.
> So tonight, if you have clear skies, try to find a hill
> that looks SouthEast. The hill will need to be dark with
> few city and streetlights. The shuttle will only be visible
> for a few minutes to seconds depending on your location.
> The first two minutes of the launch are the brightest. The
> Shuttles Solid Rocket boosters will burn for the first two
> minutes; this will be your best shot as seeing he Shuttle.
> When the SRB stop, the liquid fuels engines will still be
> running and generating some visible light. After about 8
> minutes after launch the main engines will shut down and so
> will your light source.
> Try to monitor the NASA channel. If you can, have someone
> at home watch the NASA channel on TV and tell you the
> countdown by Cell phone.
> Does anyone know if there will be a NASA rebroadcast of the
> launch on amateur radio HF or regular Broadcast AM, so we
> can monitor from our mobile HF stations while hill
> Here is a current link I found that gives a few more
> details on how to see the shuttle tonight.
> MarexMg Web page
> 73 Miles WF1F MAREX-MG
> Until we meet again
> DOSVIDANIYA Miles WF1F
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