[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 - Dumb Question

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Tue Feb 8 21:59:04 PST 2011

>> ... Clint.  When ARISSAT is released it will stay in the "Plane" of ISS orbit...they will toss it retrograde meaning in the opposite direction of the velocity vector and with its slightly lower velocity the orbit will start to decrease...this is done so that very quickly the orbits will stop being "prox ops" reasonably fast.  

Great, succinct info - MANY thanks!

Clint, K6LCS

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