[amsat-bb] PSAT2 is coming to Northern Latitudes!!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jun 27 16:13:24 UTC 2019

PSAT2 is coming to the Northern hemisphere!

After reviewing the orbit, it is somewhat time synchronous, meaning each
orbit time (at mid northern latitudes) is just 5 minutes later each night.
But then a NEW earlier orbit appears 90 minutes earlier every other day.

So, by the 4th of july, one week from now, PSAT2 first pass will be as
early as 4 PM local time... (in the Northern Hemisphere mid latitudes)

And the Apogee moves rapidly,  In just two weeks, Apogee will be over the
northern hemisphere giving higher latitudes much better access.  At launch
it was the middle of the night and perigee was in the Northern hemisphere
making it only visible for lower latitudes.

So things will improve for Northern Hemisphere .... (and then two weeks
get worse, etc)...

24 Hour telemetry plots (links to FINDU.COM) are now available on the
http://aprs.org/psat2.html page.


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