RE: Goes 11 retired from service

From: Dale Ireland (direland@drdale.com)
Date: Wed Dec 07 2011 - 20:38:32 UTC

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     Why is the "graveyard" 135 miles higher than the active satellites? If the
    satellite becomes totally unoperational won't it eventually drop, possibly
    uncontrolled, back down through the geo belt? Why wouldn't they make the
    graveyard 135 miles lower than the belt rather than higher? Are there other
    forces involved?
    Dale
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: seesat-l-bounces+direland=drdale.com@satobs.org 
    > [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+direland=drdale.com@satobs.org] On 
    > Behalf Of Kevin Fetter
    > Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 4:58 PM
    > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Subject: Goes 11 retired from service
    > 
    > Goes 11 ( 26352 ) has been retired from service. 
    > 
    > http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1112/06goeswest/
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