Re: On the ramp at Tonopah

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Message posted by Griffon_314 (Member since 01/10/2006) on April 20, 2023 at 9:45:15 PST:

No, that isn't how orbital dynamics work.

Geostationary orbits are much higher altitude - too high for optical/IR imaging.

IMINT satellites need to be - and are - in low earth orbits that sees them pass overhead fairly rapidly, not stay "parked" above a target of interest.

Regardless of what country puts the satellite up, it is still subject to the same laws of physics.

In Reply to: Re: On the ramp at Tonopah posted by Casper on April 20, 2023 at 8:23:03 PST:


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