[amsat-bb] Orbit types

Chris Bloy chris at photofuture.co.uk
Mon May 26 10:20:28 PDT 2008

Hi all,

How can I tell what type an orbit a satellite is in, say based on Orbitron?

I can see that RS-30 appears to have 100% sunlight and orbits over the Polar 
region, so one assumes a Polar Orbit??

Is it as simple as that, I have a talk to give to a scout group, and wanted 
to make it a bit more interactive...

Does the amount of sunlight have a different name as well??

Hopefully this makes sense and isn't too stupid!



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