Re: Supersynchronous

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 07:04:22 +0200

>|>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.
>
I've noticed that earlier, but IF PAS 7 is going to geosynch, and was
launched by an Ariane, and all Ariane's now launch from Kourou at 1 deg.
latitude - why would they do a plane change ??


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