[amsat-bb] Re: SO-50 question

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 06:38:17 PDT 2011

About 700km above the earth, or 435 miles.  Your range will vary, of
course (it's 700km above you only during a 90 pass! other times, it's

That's less than the distance between Savannah, GA and Miami, FL!


Mark N8MH

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Ronald Nutter <rnutter at networkref.com> wrote:
> I should know the answer to this one.  I am looking at the satellite data
> on SO-50.  How many miles up in orbit is it from the ground (approx).
> Trying to explain to a non-ham how far away the satellite is.
> Ron
> Ka4kyi
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