ECHO -

from an Operator's Point of View

Echo Drawing

Adapted from the Dayton Hamvention AMSAT Forum talk by Gould Smith, WA4SXM May 2004

 

What is ECHO?

 

ECHO has the digital capabilities of UO-22 UO-22

Plus

ECHO has the analog capabilities of UO-14

UO-14

Plus

MORE POWER!

More Power

Plus

Experiments

Magnetorquer Rod and Control Board

 

 

How much power?

Graph

ECHO's orbit will be nearly sun synchronous - crosses the same line of latitude at the same sun time each day

Orbit Diagram

Proposed ECHO orbit with similar microsat orbits from Nova for Windows

ECHO passes will occur daily in the same two windows

Pass Schedule

Probable ECHO schedule windows in the Eastern time zone using InstantTrack

Note how the edge of the footprint follows the sunline in the am passes and the center of the footprint follows the sunline for the pm passes.

Footprint Map

Proposed morning pass of ECHO, great coverage area (using InstantTrack software).

Footprint Map

Proposed evening pass of ECHO, using InstantTrack software.

 

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