[amsat-bb] Re: Ascend and Descend
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Sep 11 16:02:58 PDT 2007
> Can you determine the direction of travel of an
> amateur satellite's path merely by whether it
> is ascending or descending?
See the typical passes of the ISS on the web page below. It
shows the geometry of the 6 to 7 passes per day we get. We use
these two images to show how consistent these passes are. They
are about 30% down the page.
> These current amateur radio exam questions seem weird to me -
> I mean,
> our AO-51 can ascend from the North or the South...
> What is the direction of an ascending pass for an amateur
> A. From west to east
> B. From east to west
> C. From south to north
> D. From north to south
> What is the direction of a descending pass for an amateur
> A. From north to south
> B. From west to east
> C. From east to west
> D. From south to north
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
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