Re: The object that Kevin discovered

From: Allen Thomson (
Date: Mon Oct 11 2004 - 13:34:36 EDT

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    > This orbit is "crazy" in the sense that the inclination never was and 
    > never will be close to zero.
    IIRC, there have been assertions that inclined and indeed somewhat eccentric 
    geosynchronous orbits were used by the CANYON/ CHALET/ VORTEX/ MERCURY 
    signals intelligence satellites to give better access to their targets.  It 
    would be interesting to see what's visible near the limb of the earth from 
    this satellite at the northernmost point in its orbit and/or apogee.
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