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Re: Determining orbit number



The orbit number changes when the satellite crosses the equator travelling in a South to North direction.
I don't know whether orbits where the satellite is still attached to the launch vehicle count.

Bryan Green wrote:
> Greetings, all:
> 
> How do you determine the orbit number of a satellite, and what are the  
> conventions to determining when the orbit number changes?
> 
> Thanks in advance for the information.
> 
> -- bag KL7CN/W6 CM98fn
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