Re: Defining Geostationary Sats

From: BEHREND Raoul (Raoul.Behrend@obs.unige.ch)
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 07:16:45 PDT

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    Hi,
    
    There are some tranfert orbits that have MM=1rev/day, but with very high
    excentricity. These are R/B/DEB for MM=0.5rev/day. So, the criteria must be
    completed by an AND (e<0.1)... And with an AND ((I<10º) OR (I>170º)), that will
    be perfect !
    
    > 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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    Raoul Behrend
    CH-1290 Sauverny / Suisse
    
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