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Re: KEPS UPDATE DAY 221



The shuttle will be doing a lot of maneuvering to get them and the ISS
closer and that will affect the conjunction time. You will probably
notice a lot of changes in the Shuttle KEPS until the actual docking due
to all the orbital adjustments. Additionally, the Shuttle has to make an
inspection maneuver prior to docking and the docking approach is a long
process. That should account for the additional time that occurs after
they arrive in close proximity to the ISS.


Kenneth - N5VHO

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From: sarex-bounces@AMSAT.Org [mailto:sarex-bounces@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf
Of Luc Leblanc
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:48 AM
To: Sarex@AMSAT.Org
Cc: Eu-amsat@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [sarex] Re: KEPS UPDATE DAY 221



On 9 Aug 2007 at 9:47, Arthur Rowe wrote:on sarex-bb

> ISS (ZARYA)             
> 1 25544U 98067A   07220.88563398  .00008468  00000-0  56993-4 0  7430
> 2 25544  51.6320 191.7165 0008104 217.9929 243.8684 15.76137509499091
> STS 118                 
> 1 32008U 07035A   07220.96978502 -.00000458  11337-4  44973-5 0    29
> 2 32008  51.6230 191.3661 0066241 180.9148 357.4615 16.00252620    04

When tracking in simulation  both with Orbitron they seems to be in
contact around 1051AM August 9 UTC? but rendez vous contact  is planned
at 1753 on August 10?

(New set of keps for sts-118) from Orbitron

STS 118                 
1 32008U 07035A   07221.34395840  .00112440  00000-0  45295-3 0    54
2 32008  51.6280 189.4027 0020824 112.0883  48.2798 15.85219015    68

With this new set of keps contact simulation occurs at 0200 AM on the 10

Did anyone have an explanation for theses discrepancies? Even with day
221 set of keps the contact time is now at 0111 August 10 "-"


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE
www.qsl.net/ve2dwe
WAC BASIC CW PHONE SATELLITE

 
"-"
"It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the
amateur that holds the license."

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE
www.qsl.net/ve2dwe
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