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Re: AO40 3 March pass

on 3/4/03 4:26 AM, Howard Long at howard@howardlong.com wrote:

>> The satellite is already transmitting a circularly polarized signal.
> Particularly when offpointing during non-zero ALON/ALAT's (but also when
> nearing perigee during low ALON/ALAT), spin modulation occurs which is due
> to the fact that the observer is seeing the s/c's antenna off-axis and
> therefore can be fairly eliptical if not linear and even reversed in some
> extreme cases.

OK.  I had thought this was about the only possibility where it might help,
but I didn't know how to word it.

Thanks for the correction/clarification.



Jon Ogden
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