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Old 12-16-2014, 07:50 AM   #181
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That was sure awesome

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Old 12-16-2014, 08:54 AM   #182
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This could look much better in Orbiter.... just look at that comic exhaust of the SRBs or the smoke free retro rockets... or the lack of Earth shine.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:04 PM   #183
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i just discovered these three videos, which I found pretty interesting Still learned something! Complete description of a Soyuz.Mission (Launch-Rondezvous-Docking-Undockin-Reentry)

And the use Orbiter in it for f***s sake!

www.youtube.com/embed/AVvgpKt5uCA

www.youtube.com/embed/M2_NeFbFcSw

www.youtube.com/embed/-l7MM9yoxII

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Old 01-13-2015, 06:59 AM   #184
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:16 AM   #185
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Groovy! I got to watch the grapple on the NASA stream, but was in transit home for the berthing.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:26 PM   #187
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:03 PM   #188
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Note that the view starting at 19:30 is not of STS-51F but rather of STS-41D which had a GH2 fire eroding the coating of the tiles on the body flap of the orbiter.


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Old 06-17-2015, 11:12 PM   #189
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HD Urthecast videos from the ISS showing major cities during overflight.

qz.com/429946/these-are-the-first-full-color-hd-videos-of-earth-from-the-international-space-station/

http://vimeo.com/130889258#at=0
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:37 PM   #190
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16 years ago today Columbia launched the last shuttle launched Great Observatory, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory formerly the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF).

It was also the last shuttle mission to fly the Boeing Inertial Upper Stage (IUS).

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It was also a mission with a rather eventful ascent: https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2014...more-of-those/
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:29 AM   #192
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Found these videos of the STS-26 Flight Readines Firing (FRF). The first two videos are of the RSLS cut-off that occurred on August 4 1988 due to sluggish valve on one of the SSMEs. The second attempt on August 10 1988 was entirely successful.








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Briz-M torus tank (Ekspress AM-6 r) reentry sighted by accident and caught on phone camera

Re-entry of 14064C / 40279: sighting and video from Iran

27 Jun 2015

Amateur astronomer Ali Rasoulzadeh of Ardabil, Iran, spotted the re-entry fireball of 2014-064C / 40279 on Jun 17 near
18:50 UTC. He published a brief cell phone video and his sighting report on You Tube:



The video is dark, but with brightness boosted the re-entry fireball is clearly evident. The left to right motion is as
expected for this object from the reported location (38.4866 N, 47.7348 E, 1157 m).

Mr. Rasoulzadeh responded to requests for additional information, via You Tube and the Reentrywatch mailing list. His
reported local time of the event, 23:20 (UTC+4.5h), was as recorded by the cell phone camera. He stated that the video
was shot near the mid-point of the sighting, which is consistent with the slightly descending angle of the trajectory
on the video, indicating that it was shot soon after culmination.

I asked him to return to the location of the sighting and attempt to recall the track relative celestial objects. He
did so about one week after the sighting, and provided a star chart with his sketch of the trajectory, with the
following comments:

"I returned to sighting location and checked out the sky to remember the pass... It was above Leo and below Ursa
Major (I'm confident) and then continued towards cassiopeia and vanished above it."

This proves to be reasonably consistent with the orbital plane, time and location of sighting, and altitude well below
100 km.

The final USSTRATCOM TLE appears to be that of epoch 15168.60345914 and mean motion 14.384 rev/d. Another was issued
for the identical epoch, with n0=13.9 rev/d, but the other one closely matches the perigee and apogee heights in the
satellite catalogue, so appears to be the final estimate.

I propagated the final USAF TLE using the numerical integrator in GMAT (General Mission Analysis Tool). By trial and
error I found the ballistic coefficient that caused the pass to occur close to the reported time. This analysis yielded
descent to 10 km altitude at 18:56:25 UTC, and the following sub-orbital TLE at the time of the sighting (computed from
a Cartesian state-vector):

Code:
                                                          -37 X 94 km
1 40279U 14064C   15168.78438819  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    87
2 40279  48.5999 189.4910 0102166 196.9399 219.6045 16.93370870    03
This TLE is in reasonable agreement with Mr. Rasoulzadeh's description and sketch of the track. The only significant
disagreement is in the relationship with constellation Leo. Mr. Rasoulzadeh recalled that it passed above Leo, but it
must have passed closer to the centre of Leo. It did pass below the outer two stars of the bowl of the Big Dipper, as
sketched, and it did pass close to Cassiopeia before passing below the horizon, as recalled by Mr. Rasoulzadeh. He did
well to recall the trajectory as accurately as he did.

The estimated altitude at the time of the sighting is 80 km, which is within the range where most objects break up,
consistent with the video.

We have heard of a sighting from Mosul, Iraq, which was within range of the final descent, but are awaiting
corroborating details.

I have added this re-entry to the table of sightings that I maintain:

http://satobs.org/reentry/Visually_O...test_draft.pdf

http://satobs.org/seesat/Jun-2015/0213.html
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:39 PM   #194
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If you ever wondered what's it like inside an MLP during lift-off:

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