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RE: Did they ever fix the orbit number?



At 14:09 09/16/2001 -0400, Tom Clark wrote:
>The first discrepancy, amounting to one or two orbits, begins on launch
>date:
> (a)Is the first birthing orbit number zero or number one?
>
>       The consensus answer and convention followed in all software I know
>       about is ZERO

Unfortunately NORAD thinks the partial orbit from launch to the first
northbound equator crossing is ONE. As Tom has said above, everyone
else on the planet says it is ZERO. Oh well.

Ron, wa4sir





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