Chapter 10 Commercial systems due diligence in the application of standards and procedures designed to avoid the creation of orbital debris in GEO

Dean Hope

Inmarsat Flight Dynamics

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction…………………………………123

  • Origins of GEO Coordination…………………………………124

  • PRE-Launch Coordination Activities…………………………………125

  • LEOP and on-Station Coordination…………………………………126

  • End-of-Life Decommissioning…………………………………130

  • Conclusions…………………………………131

  • References…………………………………131

Introduction

Geostationary communications operate by relaying radio signals sent from the surface of the Earth to a satellite seemingly fixed above one meridian of longitude, and then re-transmitting these signals to users on the ground that are either ...

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