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



The concept should work with an RS-15-type orbit at 2000 km which would give
a 2 hour period and 30 minute passes.

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "guy lemke" <guy@com-pair.net>
To: "Jon Ogden" <na9d@mindspring.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, 15 January 2001 05:16 UTC
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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 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


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