[amsat-bb] Re: Path to HEO

Joe Leikhim rhyolite at nettally.com
Mon Apr 29 14:44:08 PDT 2013

Even if the technique required 5 years to advance to HEO it would be a 
positive step since the amateur launch opportunities directly to HEO are 
measured in decades and the cost in 10's millions of dollars.

This reminds me of a commercial payload that failed to make GEO. The 
folks at AGI (STK Satellite Toolkit) devised a path circling the moon 
which used the lunar gravity to accelerate and return the satellite to 
its intended GEO position without depleting much of its limited station 
keeping fuel.

Joe Leikhim

Leikhim and Associates

Communications Consultants

Oviedo, Florida

JLeikhim at Leikhim.com



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