Re: NOSS satellites

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@InJersey.com)
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 00:47:38 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 19 Aug 1997 EricVondra@aol.com wrote:
> My question is: what shapes are these really arranged in? Equilateral
> triangle, isosceles triangle, right triangle...? It's very difficult to tell
> because of the changing viewing angles, and I'm never sure exactly how
> they're oriented to my line of sight. Also, I've noticed one of the clusters
> forms a very long and narrow triangle. Is this all an illusion or do they
> each have their own specific arrangements? Do the three SSU's maintain
> position relative to each other or is this compensated for in the
> triangulation process? One more question while I'm at it: does anyone here
> know what these satellites look like?

use a visual tracking program to  see the relationship between them as 
they move to different parts of their orbit.  Or, just plot the lat and 
long for each one on a map.

Jay Respler
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