An (old) curious observation

John Stone (
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 07:34:46 -0500

Does anyone know if a sat has ever been launched into a retrograde orbit
.. ( and for that matter why you would want to do it).

Years ago I was flying in an F-4 at FL 30 and I saw what looked exactly
like a sat going from E to W. Over the years I about decided that what I
saw was an SR-71, way above me, lighting off the afterburners...