Re: FW: GENESIS-I

From: Mgr. CSc. Antonín Vítek (AVitek@seznam.cz)
Date: Sat Jul 15 2006 - 10:16:48 EDT

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    Orbit of Genesis-1 is inclined to the equator 64.5 deg, STS 51.8 deg , therefore it is impossible to make for them a rendezvous. Also heights are quite different, the lowest point of Genesis' orbit is at 555 km, highesto one of ISS is at 358 km. Therefore the minimum distance between those two objectm is (incindetaly only) when both are in "node of their respective planes no les than 200 km.
    
    < ------------ Původní zpráva ------------
    < Od: Cynthia <cynm31@ev1.net>
    < Předmět: FW: GENESIS-I
    < Datum: 15.7.2006 02:50:42
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    < Question from the Fort Bend (Houston) Astronomy Club about Genesis-I. Anyone
    < know?
    < 
    < in their current orbits, would the two stations ever get close enough to see
    < each other (ignoring that G-I is unmanned)? If not, will G-I's orbit be
    < adjusted later on (for whatever reason), making it possible?
    <   
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