Re: Irian Launchsite Coordinates

From: Bob Christy (
Date: Wed Feb 04 2009 - 19:34:40 UTC

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    Agreed - on an off-topic subject (purists should look away now) - Omid
    does not transmit on passes to the north of Iran because it is out of sight.
    It's unfortunate from Itan's point of view that India is there. However,
    the range of potential launch azimuth is such that a sun-sychronous
    orbit is achievable should Iran ever build and launch its own
    observation satellite. See the third paragraph here:
    Bob Christy
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP wrote:
    > ............Looks to me that the 55 degree inclination was chosen 
    > because it is the lowest inclination which avoids the Indian coastline after 
    > a launch from Iran.........
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