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Re: AO-40 MA, ALON/ALAT and squint angle ??



Thanks for the very clear and concise explanation of ALON/ALAT, Chris.

73,

Woody
KJ4SO


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Hill" <CRH_Telnet@bigpond.com>
To: <T5z4@aol.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40 MA, ALON/ALAT and squint angle ??


> Hi Steve,
>
> Maybe this way of thinking about it might help...
>
> AO-40 is whizzing around the earth in an elliptical orbit.  At the moment,
> the satellite is spin-stabilised.  This means, that the "front" of the
> satellite is always pointing at a particular fixed point in space,
> regardless of where in the orbit it is.
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