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Re: Since We Are Off Topic Somewhat....



> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Since We Are Off Topic Somewhat....
> From: Joe <nss@xxxxxxx>
> Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 20:18:15 -0600
>
> Does anyone have the actual speeds at each altitude
>   going up vs coming down?

I tried to collect some notes of detail during this latest landing :

Landing -20min : 44 miles altitude, 15,000 mph, 80degree roll left
L -18min : 43 miles alt, 95 feet/sec descent rate
L -16min : 38 miles alt, Mach17, 900 miles away
L -13min : 33 miles alt, Mach12, 600 miles away, 64degree roll right (Cuba)
L -10min : 200 miles away (Ft.Meyers), AOS MILA, TACANS
L -8 min : 20 miles alt, 127 miles away (visible on tracking cam)
L -6 min : 14 miles alt, 70 miles away
L -4 min :   Mach1 - sonic booms heard (heads-up pilot view showing clouds)
L -2 min : 1,000 ft alt, thru the clouds
L -0 min : touchdown
L +1 min : rollout, wheel stop - Welcome home Atlantis and crew !

I somehow doubt that we'll enjoy such detailed commentary on tonite's
 "Spy-Sat smack-down"...   73   /;^)
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  <- WB5RMG is Alan Sieg  *  http://wb5rmg.somenet.net ->
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