[amsat-bb] Re: Determining orbit number

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Fri Nov 28 07:43:12 PST 2008

The orbit number changes when the satellite crosses the equator travelling in a South to North direction.
I don't know whether orbits where the satellite is still attached to the launch vehicle count.

Bryan Green wrote:
> Greetings, all:
> How do you determine the orbit number of a satellite, and what are the  
> conventions to determining when the orbit number changes?
> Thanks in advance for the information.
> -- bag KL7CN/W6 CM98fn
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