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Re: The next satellite



Hi Vince,
                My idea of a great orbit would be circular, equitorial at
about 30,000 km. This would cover everywhere except the North Pole and the
South Pole, would be basically in the direction of the Clark Belt
(geosyncronus), so most satellite TV setups could see it for a period,
tracking could be done by rotator configured as a 'Polar Mount' (AZ/EL not
required) and everyone would have it pass slowly from West to East so long
QSOs could be had. (Sereral Hours should be long enough).

    In addition, this sort of orbit would be "easy" from any launch into a
geosyncronus transfer orbit.

That's my thoughts on the subject.

Regards,
Murray Peterson
VK2KGM

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] The next satellite


> At 02:23 PM 7/31/01 -0500, "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94@msn.com> wrote:
> >Jon.
> >
> ><snobs<
> >What amazes me is that people forget that this is really just a hobby.
It
> >should be a "fun"
>
>
> To be fun, it needs to be in a phase III orbit and have *lots* of bells
and
> whistles.  And to make things really fun and exciting, we should call it
P3E.
>
> KB7ADL
>
>
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