[amsat-bb] Re: Geosyro orbit.

Alan VE4YZ ve4yz at mts.net
Tue Sep 15 09:42:28 PDT 2009

I can't believe I couldn't Google this, so

Earth Radius at equator = 6378 km
GeoSynch orbit = aprox 36000 km above sea level or aprox 30,0000 from center
of earth

Angle = 2TAN 6378/30000 = aprox 24 degrees.


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Joe
Sent: September 15, 2009 11:07 AM
To: BB
Subject: [amsat-bb] Geosyro orbit.

Hi All,

I have a couple of questions,  How big is the earth from a geosyncronous
(sp?) orbit.

Like the Moon from Earth is roughly 1/2 a degree.

What is the earth from a geo orbit? anyone know?

Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list