Re: Supersynchronous

Neil Clifford (clifford@astro.ox.ac.uk)
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 22:32:05 +0100 (BST)

R_John@RMATSC.RIEM.COM scribbles:

|> >launch into a supersynchronous 140 x 54755 x 7.0 deg transfer orbit - I
|>
|>Anybody know what "supersynchronous" means?

Exactly the above - ie place it in a transfer orbit far higher than
one would think needed - 140 x 54755km. Plane change maneuvers have a
lower penalty fuel-wise the further you are from the primary body - thus
a supersynchronous delivery to geostationary orbit can save on satellite
stationkeeping fuel and prolong the vehicles life.

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Neil Clifford * Oxford Starlink Computer Manager * clifford@astro.ox.ac.uk