haverstall wrote:Eviscerator, have you gotten your test back yet? Also, I thought you couldn't get states tests back?

Right, thanks for reminding me. I just got the test back today actually. In NC, the state director lets the teams that are going to nationals look at the state tests.

Here is the afore-promised question (as you can see, my memory of the question was a bit flawed):

If a satellite-based pushbroom sensor has a row of 9,000 CCD cells aligned perpendicular to the satellite's motion, and the swath width is 270 kilometers, what is the ground sampling distance (spatial resolution) in meters?

And I just realized how to do this question *facepalm* so I'll explain it if anyone needs me too.

Okay, here is a hard one: If the satellite in the previous question (the one above) is in a polar, sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 kilometers, how many minutes and/or seconds of its orbital ground track would be covered by a square image area covering 270km x 270km?

If anyone can explain this that would be great, since I have no idea how to do it. I'll post what the answer is after you guys try to figure it out.

The other questions we got wrong were stupid mistakes... Really stupid mistakes... *facedesk over and over again*