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Re: STS 95 ORBIT



This is the "standard" spaceshuttle orbit. About 28 degree inclination. At
this inclination when the shuttle is launched from KSC, maximum payload
can be achieved. Any deviation from a 28 degree inclination results in a
payload penalty. The ISS will fly at an inclination of 50+ degrees,
therefore the maximum payload weight on an ISS flight will be somewhat
less than the maximum possible with a 28 degree flight.

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On Sat, 31 Oct 1998, John Becker wrote:

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> 
> 	Whats the big deal with this orbit?
> It seems that it is not getting more then 30deg north or 30 south.
> Looks like they are trying to keep the old fart warm
> 
> John, N0AJF
> Louisiana, Missouri.
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