Re: CSIRO Satellite (Correction)

From: Sue Worden (
Date: Wed Feb 16 2000 - 16:22:29 PST

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    > Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 23:06:02 +1100 (EST)
    > From: Peter Bennett <>
    > Subject: CSIRO Satellite (Correction)
    > [ ... ]
    > the CSIRO recently developed a new kind of satellite that can quickly
    > orbit Northern Australia at low altitude every 15 minutes.
    If I didn't make a mistake in my arithmetic, a satellite in a
    circular orbit with period 15 minutes would be at a radius of
    about 2000 km -- somewhere in the outer core, I believe, but
    my geology is quite rusty...
    Yep, I'd call that "low altitude", by golly! ;-)
    --Sue Worden (
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