Why are polar orbits in two directions?

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 15:51:04 EDT

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    Why are some polar orbit satellites moving in one direction and others in 
    the same part of the sky going the opposite way? Does it only have to do 
    with where they are launched?
    Also is there a term used to describe these opposite directions?
    Tom  Iowa  USA
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