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



Could someone tell me why I'm currently getting an apogee of about 39,000
and perigee of  around 600 for AO-40 using Quiktrak 5.0

----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Langdon <tlangdon@atctraining.com.au>
To: 'Bob Bruninga' <bruninga@usna.edu>; Jon Ogden <na9d@mindspring.com>
Cc: John P. Toscano <tosca005@tc.umn.edu>; Achim Vollhardt
<avollhar@physik.unizh.ch>; AMSAT Bulletin Board <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 7:19 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] how abt ao-40 beacon on mode-S?


> > 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.
>
> Might be at a favourable squint angle for a short period a little after
> perigee, but that'd be about it...
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