[amsat-bb] Re: XW-1 orbit

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 10:40:23 PST 2009

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 2:16 PM, JoAnne Maenpaa <k9jkm at comcast.net> wrote:
> I've also been watching the AMSAT satellite status page:
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/satellites/satInfo.php?satID=116&retURL=satel
> lites/futures.php
> Spies tell me this entry has been updated with the latest information
> received from China.
> --

Wow, this is shaping up to be a worthy successor to FO-29, whose orbit
is about 900 x 1300km if I remember correctly. 1200 is just great!

Moreover, with both FM and linear transponder on board, it will make
an excellent satellite to help people transition from FM to the linear
birds, since only one variable, the mode of the rig, will have to be
changed in one's setup.

73, Bruce


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