Re: GOES-12 deorbit?

From: Tony Rice (rtphokie@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 19 2013 - 23:25:13 UTC

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    Would the term "graveyard orbit", 200-250 km above GEO?
    
    On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Jonathan McDowell <planet4589@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I doubt it was a typo - I've seen 'deorbit' used in this sense more and
    > more over the past 10 years - a very unfortunate re-appropriation
    > of what was once a well-defined technical term. I agree that 're-orbit' is
    > preferable, although still ugly.  Perhaps 'de-station' might be better?
    > (given that people are unwilling to type something fuller like  'send to a
    > retirement orbit')
    >
    >
    > On 19 August 2013 17:35, Brian Weeden <brian.weeden@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> The appropriate (but still confusing) term is "re-orbit".  Perhaps it was a
    >> typo.
    >>
    >>
    >> On Monday, August 19, 2013, Young, Brad wrote:
    >>
    >> > >They are using the word 'deorbit' in the new, evil, incorrect sense of
    >> > 'change orbit', they are just moving its orbit out of the GEO belt
    >> >
    >> > Poor choice of term indeed. But at least a possibly nice flasher once it
    >> > destabilizes. Looking back over PPAS records, 4 GOES birds show up.
    >> >
    >> > Brad
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