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Re: Idea for more satellites in short time

At 09:26 PM 2/26/2004 -0800, Dave Guimont wrote:

>Emily Clarke wrote:
>>If I would design a new sat for low earth orbit I would think seriously 
>>about building a duplicate of AO-7 or FO-29 with only minor 
>>differences.  I would not try to build a new UO-14 since with FM only one 
>>person can use it at a time.
>I know it seems like one, but two SHOULD be able to use it.....
>We'll see how Echo fares....

Whoa - this seems weird - me proposing a SSB satellite and you supporting 
an FM satellite.

I think two linked FM birds will actually mean half would use it because on 
FM bird would jam the other.  We have seen this kind of intermod problem 
with SO-50/AO27 lately.  Fortunately they are not in the same footprint at 
the moment, but with one being Polar and the other not, it's only a matter 
of time.



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