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Re: Geosynchronous Satellites



>I think that proves it.

Proves what?

The only formula relevant to the original discussion of LEO vs
geostationary/Molniya is the inverse square law, and you got that
wrong.

So here's the bottom line. Every time you double the distance, the
path loss increases by 6 dB. So going from a typical LEO path of 2,000
km to a typical geostationary/Molniya path of 40,000 km increases the
path loss by 26 dB. That's a power ratio of 400:1.  I'd say that's a
pretty significant consideration in any discussion of the relative
merits of LEOs and high altitude satellites.

Phil

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