[amsat-bb] Re: Determining orbit number
wb3jfs at cox.net
Fri Nov 28 23:29:00 PST 2008
I believe that's what is stated in the paragraph below, South to North.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel at ngunn.net>
To: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs at cox.net>
Cc: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Determining orbit number
> No, it would cross the equator on a S to N direction around half an orbit
> after launch.
> Jeff Yanko wrote:
>> Now here's a kicker. If a bird is launched from the southern hemisphere
>> and it headed in a southerly direction, towards the south pole it would
>> cross the equator south to north on its first equatorial pass but won't
>> count as an orbit until the next pass. Which would technically mean the
>> bird would have to orbit, say 1.25 to 1.5 times before the first
>> "official" orbit is logged.
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