[amsat-bb] question about the Space Station

George and Cheryl Abbott ka1ajf at cox.net
Tue Jul 5 09:08:57 PDT 2011

Hi All:I observed the Space Station pass over this location(Hopkinton,RI) a couple of nights ago.The sky was relatively clear at the time.However,I observed a slight wobble( >.05 degrees ) as it passed from NNW to SSE.I have observed multiple Space Shuttle passes and I have never observed any wobbles in its orbit.Is the Space Station having any troubles with its gyroscopes?Could atmospheric conditions or the way it reflects sunlight explain my observation?Comments welcome!

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