[amsat-bb] Re: ISS orbit - was: SATPC32 ISS Showing weird operation

Rocky Jones orbitjet at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 8 04:07:10 PST 2011

the end of shuttle ops will mean a higher orbit...there are other cool things happening like a new cubesat launcher mechanism.

Robert Oler WB5MZO

> From: g.shirville at btinternet.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org; ve3tes at cogeco.ca
> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 11:51:32 +0000
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ISS orbit - was: SATPC32 ISS Showing weird operation
> Hi All,
> This page refers to a major orbit boost planned for sometime after June? 
> using the ATV as a big thruster
> http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/live-atv-2-prepares-for-docking-to-international-space-station/
> No doubt this will seriously change the TLEs!
> It will improve the footprint/pass durations  but reduce the visual 
> brightness I suppose.
> Something to look forward to!
> cheers
> Graham 
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