Re: Defining Geostationary Sats + OFEQ 3 + TiPS

From: Mike Waterman (
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 06:14:51 PDT

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    TIPS: I am fairly sure that since a month or two after launch the tether 
    has been vertical (= pointing towards the centre of the earth). This is
    the stable orientation for a long thin object.
    If (for example) it passes overhead from West to East, then it will appear
    to be oriented parallel with the direction of travel; except shortening to
    a dot overhead. But an observer to your North or South would see it
    travelling perpendicular to the direction of travel.
    Mike Waterman
    Site Yateley = COSPAR 2115 =  51.3286N  0.7950W  75m.
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