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Re: Equatorial LEO



Hi all,

Do highly inclined LEO satellites provide any shorter or less often passes
to satellite stations located at equatorial latitudes?

I can see that a LEO in an equatorial orbit would provide NO passes to
stations located at high latitudes, but it looks like all latitudes would be
evenly covered by a LEO in a highly inclined orbit.

73  Tom  n0ntx

-----Original Message-----
From: Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd. <tiung@po.jaring.my>
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 9:42 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Equatorial LEO


>
>Gentlemen,
>
>I shall be grateful if you will give your views, merit and demerits of an
>equatorial orbit and,  if piutting a satellite in equatorial orbit would
>pose any special problems.
>
>There is a feeling that polar and inclined orbits have been used for
>several decades. Tropical countries around the equatorial belt are, perhaps
>at a disadvantage from the point of view of currently highly inclined LEO
>satellites because of short and infrequent passes. Your views are
appreciated
>
>
>
>Sangat Singh, 9M2SS
>Sangat Singh, 9M2SS
>Operating:
>
>9M2RPN
>National Planetarium
>E-mail: tiung@po.jaring.my
>Tele: Int. (603) 278 73 88
>03 - 278 7388
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