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Re: Satellite Radio Info.....



At 11:04 2/14/02 +0000, you wrote:
>Aren't these the two satellites folks were using, when AO-40 went 'quiet',
>to test their 2.4 downlink signals? Check the archives for some time in
>December for 'their' discussion... Seems to me they were GEOs with a healthy
>signal when I looked at them.

You can find KEPs for the XM and Sirius birds at:

http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/other-comm.txt

HTH
John - K9IJ


> > Hi all,
> >
> > OK, it's not amateur satellite related, but it IS satellite related.
> >
> > I am looking at purchasing one of the new satellite radio systems for your
> > car.  The two providers here in the US are XM Radio and Sirius Radio
> >
> > I am wondering if anyone knows what identifiers these birds have and if
>keps
> > are available anywhere for them.  Sirius talks about there birds (they
>have
> > 3) being in a highly elliptical orbit which gives them a figure 8 pattern.
> > Sounds like a Molinya orbit to me.  XM says they have two birds, but
>doesn't
> > say if they are geosynchronous or eliptical.
> >
> > So I'd like to get some keps and plot the orbits.
> >
> > Also, if anyone has any comments about either company one way or another,
> > I'd appreciate that.
> >
> > Since this isn't really ham related, please e-mail me directly and not to
> > the list.
> >
> > Thanks es 73,
> >
> > Jon
> > NA9D
> >
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John Rice  K9IJ
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