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Re: A Few Questions

It's interesting to note that a commercial company, AeroAstro, has a system
to use a GTO ride to get to LEO by a fairly unique process of aerobraking.
Their reasoning is that there are more launches available to GTO than to LEO
and through a few manuevers (and much less fuel) they can get to where they
want to go more easily.

I don't know that the amateur satellite community can get any "easier" ride
to GTO, but that kind of orbital transfer is an interesting concept that
could open the door to MEO via GTO.

73, Jeff - N9AVG

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard W L Limebear" <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] A Few Questions

> Con 2: not so many flights to this altitude (for reason see con 3) so less
>        opportunities for a cheap ride; or we need extra propulsion - ugh).

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