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>From what I have heard, the ISS will have about the same orbit as the Mir
roughly 51 degree's.
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From: billf@vicksburg.org <billf@vicksburg.org>
To: John Becker <molou@big-river.net>
Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Sunday, November 01, 1998 02:20 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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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