[TriLUG] OT: shuttle launch & need C-Band digital satellite
reginald.reed at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 22:31:30 EDT 2006
This is something I miss from attending the University of Central Florida in
Orlando. You could see the shuttle in the middle of the day without
assist. It was cool to be walking between classes, look up and see the
shuttle. Too cool.
On 6/29/06, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Kevin Otte wrote:
> > If anyone here has or knows of some place where I can go to watch this
> > downlink directly, please do let me know.
> you could always go outside and watch it directly. I'll be
> doing it at Jordan Lake. It will pass by rising in the SE to
> an elevation of about 15deg in the E and then set in the NE.
> It's visible naked eye during the day. People upto Maine can
> see it. I've also watched several night launches from Lake
> Jordan. In a telescope you can see the bell shaped flame.
> The last one I saw left an enormous cloud in the
> stratosphere above the launch site. I assume it was water
> Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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