RE: Shuttle launch on May 30th - what is beta angle?

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Thu May 23 2002 - 13:26:17 EDT

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    Hi Bill,
    
    > The obvious question to us newbies is,  what in the world is the beta
    angle?
    
    It is the angle between the vector to the sun and the normal
    of a satellite's orbital plane.  --Rob
    
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