[amsat-bb] Dnepr Upper Stage Apogee
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Sat Jul 5 14:37:04 UTC 2014
Don't see why not. ESA education launched a set of cubesats on the first Vega flight with a 1500 x 350km orbit.
However, as we would probably be the only people interested in that orbit, there may be an issue with using all 3U of a typical deployer.
Another possibility is to encourage secondary passengers, with approved deployers, to one of the MEO orbits 8000 / 20,000km - Now that would be fun.
From: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
To: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net>
CC: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 13:43
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Dnepr Upper Stage Apogee
You are not the only one to notice! All I can say at this point is that it is
being investigated. However, the question of meeting orbital debris mitigation
73, Drew KO4MA
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> On Jul 5, 2014, at 8:28 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Good morning,
> 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
> 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.
> Paul, N8HM
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