Re: Defining Geostationary Sats

From: Ralph McConahy (rmcconahy@earthlink.net)
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 07:01:30 PDT

  • Next message: BEHREND Raoul: "Re: Defining Geostationary Sats"

    >I want to set a filter in my software to sort
    >out Geostationary satellites from a TLE file. What would be a quick and
    >dirty definition such as "if altitude is greater than ??? and within?.??
    >degrees of 0 latitude"?
    
    Some LEOs are near 0 latitude so that wouldn't work. Better would be to
    filter on Mean Motion (any sat with a MM near 1 would qualify as a GEO or
    close to GEO).
    
      Ralph McConahy
      34.8829N  117.0064W  670m
    
    
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