Simplified tether orientation

Robert H. McNaught, Anglo-Australian Observatory (
Thu, 14 Mar 1996 17:15:12 +1100 (EST)


If one assumes the tether is oriented only WITHIN the orbital plane, a
simplification results.  A single observation allows you to calculate the
intersection of the observed orientation with the orbital plane.  The observed
orientation coupled with the observers position define the intersecting plane.

Rob McNaught