Re: Graveyard Orbit

From: Vitek, Antonin (
Date: Mon Jun 04 2001 - 23:00:17 PDT

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    Jonathan T Wojack wrote:
    > Does anyone know precisely what a "graveyard orbit" is like?  i.e., what
    > are the orbit parameters?
    The "graveyard orbit" is rather poorly defined. It is a higher than
    geostationary orbit but the difference in semimajor axis (ie. period ie.
    mean motion M) depends on the amount of propellants avaliable for final
    orbit adjustments. See for example:
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