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Re: the Moon - Again. - How about geosync!




 Hi All,

 if I am right,

 tis project - called MOONRAY - was proposed by W6OLO in the sixties

 so not really new ideas

 73

 Rolf DK2ZF 
 AMSAT-NA #493 LM-34


Jon Ogden schrieb:
> Let's put a third up and then we'll have entire earth coverage!
>
> Actually this would be an ideal situation and I'd love to see it happen.
> However, many, many, many people have pointed out the problems with cost,
> power, getting a parking spot above the earth (only so many at geo-synch),
> etc.  Right now it's just not feasible or practical.
>
> But I LOVE the idea as a goal to shoot for some day.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> on 9/7/01 12:20 AM, Murray Peterson  VK2KGM at vk2kgm@ihug.com.au wrote:
>
> > I like the idea if two sattelites are put up together, then put both in
> > geosync about 150 degrees apart (by the timing of apogee kick  motors - 150
> > degrees so the Earth does not block the link path) and link them.
> > 
> > The two sattelites could then provide "fixed position" comunications for
> > almost all the Earth.
> > 
> > The transponders could use the same frequencies as the directions will
> > be quite different in the overlap zone and everone else would only see one
> > sattelite. There would be a zone of no coverage but that could be situated
> > in the middle of the ocean with almost no land. (Atlantic Ocean? Pacific
> > Ocean?)
>
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
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>
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