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Re: Determining orbit number

I believe that's what is stated in the paragraph below, South to North.


Jeff  WB3JFS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel@ngunn.net>
To: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs@cox.net>
Cc: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Determining orbit number

> No, it would cross the equator on a S to N direction around half an orbit 
> after launch.
> Jeff Yanko wrote:
>> Now here's a kicker.  If a bird is launched from the southern hemisphere 
>> and it headed in a southerly direction, towards the south pole it would 
>> cross the equator south to north on its first equatorial pass but won't 
>> count as an orbit until the next pass.  Which would technically mean the 
>> bird would have to orbit, say 1.25 to 1.5 times before the first 
>> "official" orbit is logged.

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