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From: Michiel van der Vlist (2:280/5555)
To: All
Date: Sat, 29.03.08 11:44
here's one for ya...
Hello DAVID,

On Friday March 28 2008 09:55, you wrote to me:

DW> -> Indeed. Other satellites however can appear to move in retrograde
DW> direction -> then the more general case applies.

DW> "Can", yes. It's unusual, though. Most satellites are in prograde
DW> orbits, to save fuel at launch, and are lower than the geosynchronous
DW> orbit. So they overtake the earth's rotation.

Well, that is the scientist in me. Scientists do not stop at "most". They keep
pushing that "what if" button... ;-)

Cheers, Michiel

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