Re: Graveyard Orbit

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Mon Jun 04 2001 - 15:29:19 PDT

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    So - if a satellite is in a rather large orbit, people will retire it by
    putting it into a larger orbit.  If it is a smaller orbit - say 20,000 km
    above the Earth, to about 1,000 km - will they still try to make the high
    climb to a few hundred kms above functional GEO satellites, or just smash
    it into the atmosphere and/or ocean?
    Do they do this to retiring GEO satellites, because they can't guarentee
    that they will be able to successfully deorbit them?
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
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