[amsat-bb] Re: XW-1 == YAOGAN 8 ?
Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF
nigel at ngunn.net
Wed Dec 16 10:56:20 PST 2009
OK, I'll revise my earlier question and suggest a reply.
The physically larger satellite will have more atmospheric drag which will spiral it into a lower
orbit. The lower orbit, the higher the velocity and thereforeit crosses your horizon earlier.
Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> Is this correct that the higher mass satellite travels faster than the lower mass of XW?
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