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Re: satellite orbiatl prediction through obersvation



In the early days I believe they relied on Flight International magazine, 
and other sources, for the inclination, etc.

John  WA4 WDL


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob DeVarney W1ICW" <we1u@verizon.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 11:38 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] satellite orbiatl prediction through obersvation


> I. have been reading up on the history of the Kettering group and I am
> particularly curious about one thing: how did they determine the orbit
> of the satellite strictly from observation. Can anyone help me with this?
>
> I can see how you could pick up the period of the satellite from
> observation, but am stumped as to how the rest of it is worked out...
>
> Thanks and VY 73 de W1ICW
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