Regarding the understanding of orbiting satellites, most are launched in an easterly direction and from the northern hemisphere. The orbital wave pattern centering on the equator varies according to the height of the orbit. Weather patterns also seem to follow a similar wave pattern as they move from west to east, but between the arctic circle and the tropic of cancer within the northern hemisphere. Such wave patterns seem to be in accordance with the physical nature of the earth's rotation.

Satellites in polar orbits seem to defy these physical laws. Could you explain more about such polar orbits? Also as a point of information, is it not physically possible for a satellite to be launched in a westerly direction? 

Post script, the picture I wanted to include is commonly called an avatar, and should have been allowed in the Profile set up tools, to show my picture as yours is shown beside each of your posts.