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Re: Determining orbit number

But do the orbits whilst it is still attached to the launch vehicle count?
And do partial orbits count (i.e. if it is launched from a site just south of the equator in a northerly direction the first eqx would be only 
after a very small portion of an orbit) or only complete orbits?

Jeff Yanko wrote:
> If I recall correctly, a new orbit, or orbit number increase, occurs when 
> the satellite crosses the equator from the southern hemisphere to the 
> northern hemisphere.
> 73,
> Jeff  WB3JFS
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