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Re: Re: P3E keps



On Friday 15 April 2005 18:51, Wayne Estes W9AE wrote:
> Dave WB6LLO wrote:
>
> Put the following into your tracking program, if you have not already done
> so:
>
> P3E
> 1 55002U 05055B   06215.60600000 -.00000001  00000-0  10000-4 0    25
> 2 55002  48.7459 176.4760 7509770 242.6730   0.0000  1.71429000 08609
>
> Wayne W9AE replies:
>
> I loaded those keps in SatPC32, and the orbit isn't what I imagined a
> Molniya orbit would be.  The apogee occurs at about 4 degrees South
> latitude, and the northernmost SSP occurs at perigee.  Is that really the
> intended orbit of P3E?  Is that a Molniya orbit?

Yes it is - well at least learly Molniya. Read this for more Information:

http://cacofonix.nt.tuwien.ac.at/~oe1vkw/p3e/orbit.htm

>
> This orbit would still give great DX, though.
>
> Wayne Estes
> Mundelein, IL, USA

73, Luc
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