Re: Supersynchronous

Sean Sullivan (
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 02:06:17 -0400 (EDT)

Due to range safety restrictions due east from the Ariane launch site, the
minimum orbital inclination is actually near 7 degrees.  So they don't get
the full benefit of their near-equatorial location, and need more of a
plane change than you would expect from the latitude.

-- Sean Sullivan

On Tue, 29 Sep 1998, Bj=F6rn Gimle wrote:

> >
> 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 ??