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Re: VP Gore's Proposal





Phil Karn wrote:

> I always get this strange mixture of alarm and amusement whenever a
> politician tries to play engineer.
>
> Aparently Al has never heard of GOES, TIROS, Meteosat, DMSP, Landsat,
> SPOT, orbital mechanics, or the inverse-square law (earth observation
> from 1 million miles??)
>
> Of course, all he has to do is get Congress to override the laws of
> physics and mathematics.  No problem; they do it all the time.
>
> Phil

 Actually, the physics is not a problem. This is the orbit that the NASA
satellite SOHO uses.

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

Of course, it may all be a movie set in Arizona.

--
Ron Parsons
W5RKN





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