[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Mar 1 12:32:54 PST 2010

John Becker, WØJAB wrote:
> So just how close was close?
> John, W0JAB
It's all predictive until they smack together, but the estimates this 
morning said 893m overall, but only 39m radially. I'm visualizing that 
as one car merging on a highway at 17,500 mph, with one 3000 feet in 
front of, and 120 feet left or right of the other. Scale the 17,500 mph 
to 70 mph, and the distances in the analogy would be 12 feet in front 
of, and 6 inches abreast. Just to put the velocity and distances in 

73, Drew KO4MA

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