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Re: AO-7 historic orbit approaching




Definitely rolled.

Back of the envelope calculation:

2008-1974 = 34 years in orbit, at 365 days per year is about 12,000 days, times 16 orbits per day gets you to 192,000 orbits.  I guess the orbital period is a bit longer than that, so yeah, 156k sounds about right.

Man, that's a lot of orbits.

Greg  KO6TH


> From: n3tl@bellsouth.net
> To: AMSAT-BB@amsat.org
> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:21:29 +0000
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 historic orbit approaching
> 
> Somebody just emailed me off the board suggesting that AO-7's "odometer has rolled," and that this is actually orbit No. 156.000!  
> 
> She deserves to be busy, I think, and I hope a lot of you agree.
> 
> 73 to all,
> 
> Tim
> -------------- Original message from n3tl@bellsouth.net: -------------- 
> 
> 
> > Hey everyone, 
> > 
> > Based on the AO-7 Log Web page, AO-7 is about to begin its 56,000th orbit! 
> > The next pass over the USA, which begins for me in Northeast Georgia at roughly 
> > 01:12 UTC (8:12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) will be part of that orbit. 
> > I hope somebody might come up and hear a CW signal around 29.445 (the Grand Old 
> > Girl is in Mode A). I think it would be awesome to have a contact on orbit 56k! 
> > 
> > 73 to all, 
> > 
> > Tim - N3TL 
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