[amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 Height Profile
py4zbz at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 23 12:32:09 PST 2011
The following graphs show the decrease in average height (km) of ARISSat and the fall rate (km/day) since the launch on 08/03/2011 and until 21/11/2011. The calculations are made by me from the daily Keplerian data. It is clearly visible the irregularity of the fall rate, due to variations in solar flux, which cause variations in the density of the atmosphere and therefore in drag.
73 de Roland PY4ZBZ.
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