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Re: AO-40: Plans for April-June 2001



Edward R. Cole wrote:


> I know I have spoken the unspoken fear on many minds. 

T'was not unspoken...I spoke it. But I was being polite. (Actually 
"obscure" might be a better word):

Maggie said:
 >Peter did say:
 >>Meanwhile, perigee height is decreasing steadily due to luni-solar 
 >>perturbations...
 >That's a long-period variation, and not a secular one, I hope?

A long-period variation cycles around a value. A secular one 
continuously increases/decreases without limit.

Until it hits something, that is.

73 de Maggie K3XS

AMSAT Area Coordinator


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