Re: An (old) curious observation

rkresken@esoc.esa.de
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 15:49:02 +0100

Hi!
I think I remember that Israel once launched a satellite into
a retrograde orbit to avoid trouble with its eastern neighbours
who might misunderstand a launch failure as a missile attack.
Another satellite in a retrograde orbit is the spanish MINISAT 01.
This one was launch with a Pegasus launcher from the Canary
Islands. Maybe it was launched retrograde to avoid debris
problems in Africa.

Rainer