Re: High school science problem

Posted by
Bill Gill on Mar 08, 2002 at 21:33

Re: High school science problem (Amaranth Rose)

Well, based on knowledge of the communications systems used by the Space Shuttle I say two (2). The main communication to/from the Space Shuttle is through the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS). They get almost complete coverage using 2 satellites. But that is for lower orbits. The coverage increases as the altitude of the Space Shuttle increases, until it would become complete at a high enough altitude.

Unfortunately I don't know how to calculate it.

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