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Re: will AMSAT be ready for the next disaster?



This is why there needs to be more than one in orbit.
Greg N0ZHE

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Thoren" <ve4yz@shaw.ca>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 3:14 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] will AMSAT be ready for the next disaster?


>I took the initial keps for Eagle as they appear on the Amsat site...
>
> 99999
> 1 99999U          09001.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  19862-4 0 00017
> 2 99999 006.9982 360.0000 7268270 359.9937 359.9996  2.33621032000018
>
> ... and had to manually enter them into Nova as it wouldn't accept them as
> is.  I then ran a full cycle through the figure "8" orbit that is tilted
> slightly at the equator.   It runs from approximately a little south of 
> the
> equator directly north of New Zealand at its western most journey. Then it
> goes  right over Liberia and the Ivory Coast in Africa on its eastern most
> journey.
>
> Ironically the all of India, and Sri Lanka are excluded from the footprint
> but Indonesia is covered on its western most orbit.
>
> Perhaps someone else will try these preliminary keps in their tracker and
> confirm.
>
> If this is correct, then Eagle would have been of little use in the 
> current
> crisis.
>
> As for the current crisis; as Jerry Lewis used to say... "Give, give, give
> until it feels good."
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