SYNCOM 1

From: Stephan Szyman (szymanss@hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Jun 16 2005 - 06:57:34 EDT

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    I was wondering about the history of GEO sats on my way back from my 
    observations last evening.  When I got home I looked up the details and read 
    a bit of background on Syncom 1.
    
    I'm wondering if anyone who belongs to this group who is in western 
    australia, southeast asia,  or thereabouts,  who may have observed the 
    grandaddy of all GEOs.  I'm also curious as to whether it would even be 
    visible,  since it is less than a meter in diameter.
    
    Arthur C. Clarke should've gotten a patent on his idea (GEO comm sats.)  
    looking at NASA j-track 3d,  it looks like a blizzard up there,  there are 
    so many of those suckers!  can anyone recommend a complete catalog of GEOs 
    (both operational and kaput)?
    
    clear skies,
    
    Steve Szyman
    Saint Ann, MO USA 38.7270N, 90.3830W El. 171 m
    
    
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