Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit

map of Odin's launch injection

The launch from Svobodny, Siberia, sent Odin over northern Siberia in the direction opposite to the Earth’s rotation. In this way, Odin ends up orbiting over the north and south poles, while the Earth rotates underneath.

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last update 2008 March 12, 09:40 UTC by Steve Torchinsky. See changelog.