Re: Great news = NanoSail-D nanosatellite ejected

From: Bob Christy (bob@zarya.info)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2011 - 08:25:50 UTC

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    Presumably, the announced time for the sail deployment (around Jan 22 
    03:00 UTC) indicates that separation occurred January 19 around 03:00 
    UTC, when the 72 hour countdown commenced.
    
    Bob Christy
    
    On 20/01/2011 07:05, rizgar wrote:
    > The twitter account for @NanoSailD says sail deployment will be at
    > around 22:00 EST tomorrow.
    >
    > http://twitter.com/#!/NanoSailD/status/27930831225888768
    >
    > On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 8:53 PM, Derek C Breit
    > <breit_ideas@poyntsource.com>  wrote:
    >> That can't be correct..
    >>
    >> Look at the time stated in the link Kevin posted.. 3day countdown timer,
    >> does not equal tomorrow.. More Like Saturday..
    >>
    >> But I do see the TLE.. I'll just wait until those better than I find it..
    >> Then I'll help..
    >>
    >> Derek
    >>
    >> PS.. Having a horrible time drift aligning in latitude.. Can't even get the
    >> direction of the drift to change.. I was a LONG way off.. I am starting to
    >> think it was more Earthquake, than wind..
    >>
    >> -----Original Message-----
    >> From: seesat-l-bounces+breit_ideas=poyntsource.com@satobs.org
    >> [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+breit_ideas=poyntsource.com@satobs.org] On Behalf
    >> Of k4hsm@knology.net
    >> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:13 PM
    >> To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    >> Subject: RE: Great news = NanoSail-D nanosatellite ejected
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> According to Twitter (@NanoSailD):
    >>
    >> Big day tomorrow. Just about 24hrs before I open up my sail around 10pm EST.
    >> Stay tuned ...
    >>
    >> TLE posted:
    >> 1 90027U 0 11019.40613897 +.00003325 +00000-0 +47680-3 0 0001
    >> 2 90027 071.9739 007.2360 0021785 203.3337 159.2085 14.7703891000001
    >>
    >>   On Wed 19/01/11 10:29 PM , "Derek C Breit" breit_ideas@poyntsource.com
    >> sent:
    >>> Well, of course..
    >>>
    >>> The question would be where is it??
    >>>
    >>> FYI.. I saw nothing.. Sky was too bright.. Main scope camera is not
    >>> gettingpower, but I am drift aligning with a zoom view thru my sat
    >>> scope.. I found the scope loose on the tripod head and about 20
    >>> degrees from Polaris.. We have had some big wind gusts, and some
    >>> largish earthquakes, butstill..
    >>>
    >>> Am setting up for once the Moon is out of the way..
    >>>
    >>> And a question.. In an element set.. The date.. That's UT, right??
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Derek - Idiot Extraordinaire
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
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