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Old 12-07-2018, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dragoon500ly View Post
I keep finding references to something called a Molniya Orbit
These orbits are useful, but they pose some problems for the life of a satellite. The orbit, by necessity, crosses through the VanAllen belts 4 times a day, exposing them to a great deal of radiation. Also, these orbits do have a perigee altitude of about 500km, putting them into the debris field of satellites destroyed during the war.
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