[FPSPACE] One for the experts: Exp 9 night landing?

Jim Oberg joberg at houston.rr.com
Thu Oct 28 14:02:27 EDT 2004

The orbital precession makes each day's pass, on average 24 minutes earlier.

The darkness landing was the result of the 5 days of delays caused by
the two Soyuz pre-launch technical problems.

But for that 5 day slip, the landing would have been half an hour
after local sunrise.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Anderman" <davida at cwo.com>
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Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 12:55 PM
Subject: [FPSPACE] One for the experts: Exp 9 night landing?

> It looks like Exp 9 landed at night. Why didn't the mission prolong a few
> days, and land after sunrise?
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