Re: more Iridium information

Bram and Dorreman (a183231@nlevdpsb.snads.philips.nl)
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 23:40:40 GMT

Paul Maley wrote (about the three main missions antennas):
 
1.
> One points directly forward into the velocity vector with no offset
 
Does we interpret this correctly when we say: this antenna is parallel
to the earth in the satellites nadir?
 
2.
>other two are apperently not aligned 90 degrees on both sides. Instead
> that alignment is 120 degrees.
 
Does it mean that:
  all main mission antennas are in the same plane, but w.r.t. to each
  other 120 degrees turned?
or
  are the other two main mission antennas 120 degrees tilted w.r.t.
  the satellite-nadir line? Most pictures of Iridiums suggest this.
 
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