Re: FW: Tiangong 1 (37820) has changed the inclination in those days?

From: Rainer Kresken (rkresken@t-online.de)
Date: Tue Nov 01 2011 - 06:46:07 UTC

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    On 10/31/2011 10:58 PM, raffaele di palma wrote:
    
     > can someone tell me if the Tiangong 1 (37820) has changed the inclination in 
    those days?
     > now is 42,722 and (fortunately) is visible from my position for the next passes
    
    As a rule of thumb, you can assume that no spacecraft ever does inclination 
    changes that make a difference in terms of visibility. Inclination changes are 
    extremely fuel expensive.
    
    Rainer
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