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Re: Right-sizing a sat [was: Antennas on the bird]



That may be true I don't know what the Alt. of the belt is but the concept is good
even if the Alt. that I suggested is bad...

Jon Ogden wrote:

> on 1/14/01 11:07 AM, guy lemke at guy@com-pair.net wrote:
>
> > I agree with the smaller birds... with an Alt. of some where around 1500 to
> > 2500 miles...A polar orbit with 4 birds spaced out over a 3 or 4 hours space
> > would give really good coverage... I have a internet domain "WWW.HAMSATS.ORG"
> > that I have not done any thing with yet but would be willing to donate it
> > towards a team (hopefully including myself) in
> > putting together these birds and getting them up....
>
> I believe that the 1500 to 2500 mile range you suggest is smack dab in the
> middle of the Van Allen Radiation Belt.  Nothing survives there for very
> long.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
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>
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