[LMB] Fwd: Re: Chinese soletta?

Richard G. Molpus rgmolpus at flash.net
Sat Oct 20 15:02:28 BST 2018


The Russians developed an Orbitals pattern that swung 'high' and low in a regular pattern, to provide decent coverage of the northern stretches of the USSR. It took several sattilites to provide 24x7 coverage, but they managed.
The Chinese may use a similar orbit for their soletta array, to give the coverage they want.
Richard M.

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  On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 1:09 AM, Baur<baur at chello.at> wrote:   


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Datum: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:52:28 +0200
Von: Baur <baur at chello.at>
Antwort an: baur at chello.at
An: M R Dolbear fm <little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm>

tit .. seen from the mirror the sun would rotate around (just like the 
sun rotates around you here on eath once a day) - so the direction to 
the sun changes all the time

but the direction to the place you are supposed to light stays the same

so you have to turn the mirror all the time in order to reflect the 
light from the moving sun to the fixed target

servus

markus

Am 19.10.2018 um 18:02 schrieb M R Dolbear fm:
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> On Fri, 19 Oct 2018, at 16:49, Joel Polowin wrote:
> 
>> Even if the satellite is in a geosync orbit, it wouldn't be literally
>> over Chengdo most of the time.  They'd need to be continually adjusting
>> the attitude of the mirror.
> 
> How so ? - you don't have to adjust the pointing of a satellite dish?
> 


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