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Re: question



Matt Henderson wrote:

>   What is the difference betwenn altitude and attitude?

Altitude is the distance of a spacecraft from the nearest point on the Earth's
surface. Attitude is the *direction* the spacecraft is pointed, usually relative
to the orbital plane. 

Here's a link to a message from the AMSAT-BB list that explains it in a bit more
detail:

 http://hyper.somenet.net/amsat/2001/01/0016.html

 73 de Maggie K3XS
    
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