Re: Israeli spy satellite launched

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (
Date: Mon Jan 21 2008 - 21:23:32 UTC

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     Brian Weeden wrote:
    > Interesting inclination.  Looks to be near the prograde version of the
    > standard inclination that all the OFEQs are in of around 141 to 143
    > deg.
    An inclination a few degrees above your latitude seems to maximize the  
    coverage of that latitude (and the visibility from that latitude). If you are 
    interested in the Middle East than an inclination of 41 deg is exactly what 
    you are aiming for.
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
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