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Re: New AO-27?



that's right, instead of being at 800km, it would have to be parked at 
60,000km. not workable with an ht that's for sure. if it were to be 
geostationary at 800km, it would have to have a motor that keeps it in place 
and the size of the fuel tank would be too large.

73...bruce

Date sent:      	Sun, 24 Dec 2000 15:43:17 +1100
From:           	Hamish Moffatt <hamish@cloud.net.au>
To:             	amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject:        	Re: [amsat-bb] New AO-27?

> On Sat, Dec 23, 2000 at 09:47:23PM -0500, sco@sco-inc.com wrote:
> > If Amsat-NA wanted to build a bird [FM or SSB/CW or Digital] and put it 
> > into a geo-stationary orbit over the USA and had the money and expertise to do
> > so, tell me why it can NOT be done.
> 
> You can't have an AO-27-like satellite in geostationary orbit -- as soon
> as you put it that high up, it's no longer like AO-27. You wouldn't be
> working it with your handheld, nor (I guess) your Arrow handheld beam.
> 
> Then you have to find bandwidth for it (2m downlink is already congested,
> as we're seeing with the clash of AO-40 2m beacon, AO-10 downlink
> and RS-12/13 downlink). Especially a few channels of FM, which will
> use a lot of bandwidth.
> 
> And don't expect any non-US stations to be interested, or to
> contribute any money. You wouldn't be advancing the art much
> with this project. FM is just a poor idea for satellites.
> 
> 
> Hamish
> -- 
> Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>
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