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GEOSTATIONARY ORBITS

by Neal McLain, CSBE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1 - PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES
PART 2 - ORBITAL GEOMETRY
PART 3 - POINTING ANGLES
PART 4 - SATELLITE ANTENNA MOUNTS
PART 5 - INCLINED-ORBIT SATELLITES

APPENDICES
JOHANNES KEPLER: THE SEARCH FOR "HARMONIES"
ARTHUR C. CLARKE: THE FATHER OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS
THE POLAR MOUNT IN THE STUDY OF ASTRONOMY

This series of articles was originally published in the SBE CHAPTER 24 NEWSLETTER.

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Copyright © 1995-2002 by Neal McLain. Support for the preparation of this article was provided by Communication Technologies, Inc., Middleton, Wisconsin. Support for the original publication of this article was provided by Chapter 24 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc.

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Comments and questions about this series are welcome. Contact the author at nmclain@annsgarden.com.

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