[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat deployment direction?

jmfranke jmfranke at cox.net
Mon Aug 8 05:58:58 PDT 2011

With the speed reduction, the satellite drops to a lower orbit. The lower 
the orbit, the less time it takes to go around the Earth, hence it passes 
satellites in higher orbits.

John  WA4WDL

From: "Rich Dailey" <richdailey at windstream.net>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 8:44 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb]  ARISSat deployment direction?

> I've seen several comments and reports stating the deployment was
> against the ISS velocity vector. Why do I see arissat out ahead of ISS
> by a few hundred miles? Keps are current, and 3 tracking programs are in
> agreement. Can someone provide enlightenment? tnx...:-)
> Rich, N8UX.
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