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