Re: An (old) curious observation

John Stone (
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 09:09:07 -0500

Many thanks to all ... I had never even thought of Israel ... and why they
would have to launch retrograde... I can't remeber the exact date ... but it
was sometime in the early '70...

You guys really know your business and history... that's what make this BB
so great to read...


John Stone wrote:

> 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...
> Thanks,
> John