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Re: Amateur Satellites Slated



How far North is Baikonour (spelling?)?

Joel
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Ogden <na9d@mindspring.com>
To: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@usna.edu>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Amateur Satellites Slated


> on 12/6/00 4:12 PM, Bob Bruninga at bruninga@usna.edu wrote:
>
> > Kodiak Star, the first planned orbital launch from the new Kodiak Launch
> > Complex in Alaska will be a NASA collaborative mission with the
Department
> > of Defense (DoD). The payload consists of four small satellites to be
> > launched aboard a Lockheed Martin Athena I launch vehicle.
>
> Hey, this sounds great!  A dedicated APRS bird!  Cool!
>
> My question is on the launch site.  I thought launch sites needed to be
near
> the equator or as close as possible (hence French Guyana and Florida
instead
> of France and Maine).  I did not think high latitudes were good for
orbital
> injection.  Is that incorrect?
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
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>
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