[amsat-bb] Re: geo stationary bird
mat_62 at netcommander.com
Wed Oct 31 18:29:49 PST 2007
Well unless I've misread or misunderstood something the Eagle payloads
would now be put to use in the geostationary orbit. There would be no
HEO Eagles. We would have one conventional HEO bird in orbit and that
would be P3E. Can someone in the know clarify or is it just to early to
know for sure?
John Franke wrote:
> I look forward to a mixture of satellites, including a geo-bird. The
> geo-bird would allow for system testing with a known source at a known
> position. The presence of a beacon(s) up above the horizon would mean it
> would be an excellent source for antenna testing, antenna contests, receiver
> development, beacon data demodulation development, etc. And, for beginners,
> it eliminates or drastically reduces two variables to getting on - easy
> tracking and Doppler compensation. Then, they could move on to more
> complicated antenna and receiving systems. The satellite could also be used
> for disseminating important periodic information - even live transmissions
> from AMSAT conferences.
> My two cents,
> John WA4WDL
> AMSAT 10211
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