[amsat-bb] Re: Geostationary Satellites

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 16:04:43 PDT 2011

At 09:24 AM 10/11/2011, Bob- W7LRD wrote:
>simple reason money money!!  We  should all 
>pool our Visa cards and create another AO-40 (sobsob).

Oh, if I had the money, I'd love to chip in 
something for another AO-40 like bird, but not so 
keen on its originally planned orbit, because 
down here, the elevation would have been less 
than 20 degrees most of the time, except near 
perigee, when there's not a lot of places within 
the footprint.  I wonder what a good "compromise" 
orbital inclination would be for a P3 type 
amateur sat.  Equatorial orbits make it hard for 
higher northern latitudes, while high inclination 
orbits make southern hemisphere access more difficult.

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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