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Re: Longevity-sat proposal

Thanks for the education Bob! ATS-3 used an electronically de-spun VHF array
that was fairly successful. If there was a way to determine the spin rate,
use L/S band to keep the antenna's down to small patches and switch antennas
to which ever one was on the side of the space craft closest to earth....I
know, lot's of if's and certainly not cheap, but maybe cheaper than
propulsion. Anyway, since there are no rides to MEO, it's all a moot
point...an interesting one though....

Howie AB2S

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