Question : Geo graveyard

From: John Locker (
Date: Tue Feb 24 2004 - 02:39:59 EST

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    The recent video showing a slow moving object in near geo orbit has raised a
    question in my mind.
    As the unidentified bird is moving east , the orbit is a little lower than
    geostationary.....consequently I assume that rather than being in graveyard
    orbit , the satellite could well be moving to a new location , or
    positioning into its designated slot.
    In SeeSat message :
    RE: Graveyard Orbit
    From: Barker, Jefferson (JBARKER) (
    Date: Mon Jun 04 2001 - 13:35:21 PDT
    Jeff Barker indicates the preferred graveyard is 150 miles "higher" than the
    arc. So if the mystery bird was  "dead" it would appear to be moving very
    slowly west when compared to a satellite on station.
    I'm not aware of any commercial satellite presently moving position , or
    moving to could this be a classified object shuffling along the
    arc ?
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