Spacecraft.OrbitNumber Method

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Description

Returns the number of times a Spacecraft has orbited the Earth (revolutions). It is incremented each time the spacecraft crosses the ascending node. For an orbit inclination close to zero degrees, the OrbitNumber is incremented based on the orbit period. In the case of backwards propagation, the OrbitNumber is decremented as above. The orbit number can be referenced from an initial value.

 

This method has been Deprecated. Please use the Spacecraft.OrbitNumberCumulative property instead.

 

Timing Precision Mode

This page describes functionality in nanosecond timing precision mode.

 

Overload List

Signatures

Spacecraft.OrbitNumber()

Spacecraft.OrbitNumber(Variable)

 

See also

Spacecraft Object

Spacecraft Propagation Guide

Coverage and Contact Analysis Guide