[amsat-bb] Re: Determining orbit number

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Fri Nov 28 11:50:45 PST 2008

If I recall correctly, a new orbit, or orbit number increase, occurs when 
the satellite crosses the equator from the southern hemisphere to the 
northern hemisphere.


Jeff  WB3JFS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Green" <bag at mac.com>
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Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 7:09 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Determining orbit number

> 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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