RE: Astra-5B

From: Dale Ireland (direland@drdale.com)
Date: Sat Jan 24 2009 - 00:01:57 UTC

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     Why is the "graveyard" 300 km "above" the GEO belt? Wouldn't satellites
    slowly decay back down into the active belt or is there some other orbital
    dynamic that prevents this?
    Dale 
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Kevin Fetter [mailto:kfetter@yahoo.com] 
    > Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 3:09 PM
    > To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    > Subject: Re: Astra-5B
    > 
    > Actually, they are talking about Astra 5A not Astra 5B.
    > 
    > So there plans to send it, to the graveyard are off for the 
    > moment. Sounds like they won't be able to gain control of it.
    > 
    > Kevin
    > 
    
    
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