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Satellite Ground Tracks.

  1. Jan 1, 2009 #1
    Hi, I'm a bit confused on how ground tracks for satellite work.

    I have noticed they orbit the earth with a ground track that oscillates all around. Why is this? And why does the oscillation change in latitude for every pass around the earth.

    Much appreciated.
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  3. Jan 1, 2009 #2
  4. Jan 1, 2009 #3

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    The Earth rotates underneath the satellite.
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