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Re: YES!!!!! ALPHA ON A HAND HELD!!!!



On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Jon Ogden wrote:

> ISS is also at a much, much lower altitude.  About 200 miles or so.  Most of
> the LEOs are somewhere around 500 to 600 miles - about twice the distance.
> This makes a very big difference in signal strength too.

True, but only for about 1 minute and only about once every few days
during a direct overhead pass.  All the rest of the time ISS is like any
other LEO that comes above the horizon say 1500 miles away and usually
never gets any closer than say 600mi or so..

About the only real difference in satellite altitude you will notice is
the length of the pass.  The ISS pass will not last as long as say KO23
for example...

Bob


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