[amsat-bb] Dnepr Upper Stage Apogee
n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Jul 5 12:28:46 UTC 2014
I noticed that after the last Dnepr launch, it's upper stage was raised
to an apogee of 1454 km, putting it in a 1454 km x 609 km orbit with a
97.9 degree inclination, in order to avoid collision with any of the 37
satellites it released.
Would it be possible for a future amateur satellite to be deployed AFTER
the Dnepr completes it's final burn to take advantage of that high
apogee? This would provide service similar to FO-29 with opportunities
for intercontinental communications every few months.
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