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Re: Satellite control via Iridium?



Robert:

Could you elaborate on how you believe this could have been done? Iridium
satellites have no way to link to UO-22 or any other amateur satellite.

73's

Don Woodward
KD4APP
AMSAT 33535
kd4app@amsat.org
http://kd4app.webhop.org


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94@msn.com>
To: <lochner@sun.ac.za>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 20:46
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Satellite control via Iridium?


> Hello.
>
> I was part of a group a few years ago which thought through some of the
> problems of doing this.  Its doable (I would rather use GlobalStar as the
> orbits are more friendly) but our conclusion was we diddnt want to go
> forward with it in any business way.
>
> You've touched on a lot of the problems/advantages...the largest from our
> point of view is that the higher you are in LEO the less time you spend
in
> the "pattern" of an individual Iridium satellite.
>
> Robert Oler WB5MZO
>
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