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That is a very cool photo, sdsds.
Nominal now means "Yeehah!!"

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The same twipple user has additional, similar photos in his/her gallery:
http://p.twipple.jp/user/fuu_5866
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So how far behind ISS is it, so we can look for it tonight [CDT] in Texas?

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The same twipple user has additional, similar photos in his/her gallery:
http://p.twipple.jp/user/fuu_5866

He or she also caught the Moon-Jupiter-Mars conjunction:

http://p.twipple.jp/3kvlS?utm_expid=30904704-6.OM8acBNlS7-nSSaVbx4SOg.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fp.twipple.jp%2FXGsov
« Last Edit: 08/04/2013 12:23 AM by rickl »
Nominal now means "Yeehah!!"

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was this the first H-IIB fully managed by MHI?

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So how far behind ISS is it, so we can look for it tonight [CDT] in Texas?
Second that question. ISS just passed nicely over Berlin

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I just spotted Station flying almost directly over Antwerp, Belgium at 12:32 UTC (so about 20 minutes ago) and didn't spot anything trailing for a solid 5 minutes.  "Spot the Station" claims the HTV was visible exactly 20 minutes later at a lower elevation.

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Hm. Then I must have just missed it. But "lower elevation" has clouds here right now, already was pretty lucky about ISS

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http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/08/20130804_h2bf4_e.html
Launch Result of H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI4" (HTV4) by H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4

JAXA Official webcast(full)


Digest


and from https://twitter.com/itaimecom/status/363801805739683840/photo/1
« Last Edit: 08/04/2013 01:26 AM by yoichi »

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Slightly delayed at my end, but worth the wait for Pete's amazing overview article:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/japans-htv-4-launches-supplies-scienceiss/

A1 job Pete.

Congrats to JAXA on a great launch.
My thoughts and prayers to the families of our fallen soldiers Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, and Corporal Nathan Cirillo in the terror attacks against Canada. Rest in Peace.

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USSTRATCOM has catalogued object 2013-040A/39221 in
188 x 301 km x 51.65 (epoch: Aug 3 at 2218UTC)
The nominal injection orbit was 200 x 300 km x 51.6

A controlled reentry was to be applied to the second stage.

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188 x 301 km x 51.65 (epoch: Aug 3 at 2218UTC)
The nominal injection orbit was 200 x 300 km x 51.6

188x301: 5,355   Orbital period (sec)
200x300: 5,362   Orbital period (sec)

5355/5362=99.87%
« Last Edit: 08/04/2013 10:23 AM by sdsds »
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