Status Report

Amazing Ground-Based Images and Video of Endeavour and the ISS (3D too!)

By SpaceRef Editor
June 7, 2011
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Thierry Legault and Emmanuel Rietsch: “Passage of the International Space Station and Endeavour, taken on May 29th 2011 at 3:55UT from the area of Pau, France, after installation of the AMS (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer). The video is accelerated 2.5 times (acquisition at 10 fps, video at 25 fps). The altitude of the ISS is 360 km (200 miles), for a size of a hundred metres. The speed of ISS is 17,000 miles per hour and its angular speed at zenith is 1.3º per second.”

More photos, animations, and 3D images here.

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