[amsat-bb] Re: Geostationary Satellites
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!!Â WeÂ 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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