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Old Sep 28th 2015, 07:03 AM   #21
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If the tilt is a rotation about the y-axis, then I suggest you first calculate the (x,y) coordinates of one of the satellites as above, then calculate the new (x',y',z') coordinates after a tilt of theta degrees about the y-axis as follows:

x' = x cos(theta)
y' = y
z' = x sin(theta)

This way you can have one satellite orbiting in the x-y plane and the other orbiting at an angle theta relative to that.
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