[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Mon Mar 1 12:58:57 PST 2010
Of course, then a 12' long car would only be about 5/8" or 1.5 cm. Still,
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Behalf Of Andrew Glasbrenner
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 2:33 PM
To: "John Becker, WØJAB"
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51
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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