[amsat-bb] Re: Orbits

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Feb 25 09:55:21 PST 2008

Also add RS-15
Bob  W7LRD

"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "ANTHONY JAPHA" <tjjapha at earthlink.net> 

> Greetings all, 
> Can someone explain why the only orbits ever discussed these days--and for the 
> past decade and more--are either very low or very high? What really happened to 
> the AO-7-type orbits that were prevalent in days of yore, and so useful? Why 
> aren't current day birds ever placed in these orbits? Are they incompatible 
> with today's launch vehicles or their intended orbits? 
> Many thanks and 73, 
> Tony, N2UN 
> LM 183 
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