archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 5 08:47:39 PDT 2009
My use of the word Molniya was ambiguous.
I should !!! have emphisised *LEO* elliptical. Let me explain ...
The word Molinya in Russian means (literally) 'lightning' but in a space
context it is accepted to mean ELLIPTICAL ... as per their TV satellite
orbits which are in English dialogue would be classified as *HIGHLY* elliptical.
The planned space station is envisaged in a 70 degree LEO orbit.
I apologise for my misleading remarks.
73 John. <la2qaa at amsat.org>
From: G0MRF at aol.com
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 11:32:56 -0400
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] An alternative ... or ... competition !!!.
To: la2qaa at amsat.org
In a message dated 05/07/2009 15:17:02 GMT Standard Time,
archie.hackett at hotmail.com writes:
new Russian station is *NOT* intended to be a laboratory like the ISS but
more of an in-orbit contruction platform for future Mars-like and outer
The station will comprise a maintainable 'ball'
section with several docking ports
with attachable modules.
propose that amateur radio satellite operators get together and form a group
to suggest/try to influence/impliment an ARISS type of project for this space
A Strela type frame could be attached to the underside of the
'ball' and since the station is planned for a Molinya type orbit the coverage
would be suitable for DX.
Just wondering.... Is a Molinya orbit highly elliptical
?? If so, then it cant really go above 1000km high or the crew will
get zapped by the protons in the lower van Allen belt.
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