Accession Number:

AD0292995

Title:

OPTIMUM SATELLITE DISPENSING VELOCITIES FOR AN EQUATORIAL HIGH ALTI

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MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

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Report Date:

1962-12-05

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Studies were made of the advantages of a communication system employing many active satellites in high altitude 15,000 to 30,000 miles unsynchronized equatorial orbis over 24-hour synchronous and unsynchronized medium altitude orbits. The high altitudes provide much better ground coverage than medium altitudes, low ground ANTENNA TRACKING RATES, LONG SATELLITE VISIBILITY PERIODS THUS AVOIDING THE RAPID GROUND ANTENNA SWITCHING REQUIRED WITH A MEDIUM ALTITUDE SYSTEM, AND THE POSSIBILITY OF LAUNCHING MANY OF THESE SIMPLE LONG LIFE SATELLITES WITH A SINGLE BOOSTER INSTEAD OF A SINGLE VERY COMPLICATED SYNCHRONIZED SATELLITE. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE