[amsat-bb] Re: ISS and STS-128

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at pacbell.net
Tue Sep 8 19:51:46 PDT 2009

Just watched a 60* pass here in Southern California with 3 of my neighbors.
Very nice to see it, as I usually miss the pass. Had my HT with me, but didn't hear anything.
Jim  KQ6EA

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Greg Beat <gregory.beat at comcast.net> wrote:

From: Greg Beat <gregory.beat at comcast.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  ISS and STS-128
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 6:37 PM

What a beautiful and bright (-3.5) pass of STS-128 and ISS trailing about 2 seconds behind over Chicago tonight!

The ISS solar panels were turned "edge on" earlier today before undocking of STS-128 .. 
and this provided a rare and bright (~ -7) ISS "flash" that was like the Iridium flash observations!

Only 6 more shuttle flights, so these visible dual sighting opportunities will soon be part of history!

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