[amsat-bb] Re: Geostationary Satellites

Joe nss at mwt.net
Tue Oct 11 13:41:42 PDT 2011

How hard (Energy) budget is it to have that giant elliptical orbit,  I 
can't remember what bird had it,  but it was an orbit named like moylina 
or something like that  where the perigee was very low but the apogee 
was like WAY out there giving passes that were extremely long.


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On 10/11/2011 3:27 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:08:01 -0400
> Ken Ernandes<n2wwd at mindspring.com>  wrote:
> <snipped>
>> I hope this is somehow helpful in understanding what AMSAT would really be up against if it  wanted to have an independent GEO satellite or consider a sub-GEO drifting orbit.
> Thank you Ken, for the rocket scientist's take on it ;-)
> It's refreshing to hear someone who actually has sat down and done the maths comment on how easy or hard it would be to put a satellite into a high orbit.

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