Re: Wideband Global SATCOM

From: Leo Barhorst (leo.barhorst@tele2.nl)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2007 - 15:01:42 EDT

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    WGS was launched LAST night at 00:22 UT 2007 Oct 11.
    That is 2007 Oct 10 08:22 EDT
    It is going to geosynchronous orbit.
    
    Not sure at what longitude.
    
    Greetings
    Leo Barhorst
    
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    From: "Brooke Clarke" <brooke@pacific.net>
    To: <SeeSat-D@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 8:36 PM
    Subject: Wideband Global SATCOM
    
    
    > Hi:
    >
    > It looks like KSC is launching the first of three Wideband Global SATCOM 
    > (aka Wideband Gapfiller ) tonight (11 Oct 2007) that will have 39 channels 
    > each 125 MHz wide, i.e. more bandwidth than all the other sats in orbit.
    > http://www.afspc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123070775
    >
    > I'm guessing it will end up in a geosynchronous orbit around 7.5 deg West, 
    > i.e. half way between Iran and the U.S. East coast.  Has the final orbit 
    > been published?
    >
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