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Re: how abt ao-40 beacon on mode-S?



On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Jon Ogden wrote:

> The 400N motor is on the same side as the high gain antennas.  So if you
> want to increase the apogee of the orbit, the motor will need to be
> pointed TOWARD earth....

Well, sortof.  To raise apogee you simply need to increase the
velocity at perogee.  So the burn will be in the direction of the orbit,
not towards the earth. 

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