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Re: possible shuttle launch visibility



Anyone have freqs to monitor when near KSC during the launch? Is there a
better place to view it than Jetty Park? Anyone have car passes they cant
use now that the date was changed?

73 Jamie WW3S

----- Original Message -----
From: "McGrane" <tmcgrane@suffolk.lib.ny.us>
To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 5:45 PM
Subject: [sarex] possible shuttle launch visibility


>
> Hi all-
>
> Next shuttle launch is scheduled for 6:11 pm EST , February 7, 2001
>
> Weather permitting, it should be visible from east coast a few minutes
> after launch. Especially mid atlantic and northeast.
>
> Presumably, it will be dark on surface and shuttle transiting up east
> coast will be illuminated by sun over horizon.
>
> Here on long island, new york, shuttle appears in southern sky about 8
> minutes after launch and transits to northeast sky about 10 degrees above
> horizon. Visibility is about 2 minutes.
>
> For your location , estimate time and position from prior times or utilize
> tracking program.
>
> Best to find dark location with clear views of horizon to east.
>
> Follow news about launch time or monitor rebroadcast in your area.
>
> P.S. I'm also waiting for ISS activity, 73 to all, patrick K2ISS
>
>
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