Re: GOES-12 deorbit?

From: Jonathan McDowell (planet4589@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 19 2013 - 23:52:38 UTC

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     I can live with that. "graveyarded" could be applied in LEO as well,
    doesn't have to
    be restricted to GEO sats.
    
    I was thinking about  'rusticated', but it has a temporary connotation that
    doesn't apply.
    
    
    On 19 August 2013 19:40, Chris Jones <clj@panix.com> wrote:
    
    > On 8/19/2013 5:41 PM, Jonathan McDowell 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.
    >
    > I don't like "re-orbit" (with or without the hyphen) for the same reason
    > I don't like "deorbit": the satellite is neither reentering or leaving
    > orbit, so the terms are incorrect.  "de-station" is better.  If we don't
    > mind verbing another word, perhaps "graveyarding" (the gerund form of
    > the verb "to graveyard") would do.
    >
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