Fiber cut - response in seconds?

Deepak Jain deepak at
Tue Jun 2 22:32:01 UTC 2009

> Once upon a time, Deepak Jain <deepak at> said:
> > Which is why, if you have a satellite, you often position DIRECTLY
> > over the antenna you are sending to
> Unless your target is on the equator, you don't position a satellite
> directly over anything.

I promise you that that is not the case for all applications. Geosynchronous satellites can be anywhere. For the applications you are considering (communications mostly), equatorial orbit is the most advantageous. 

There are books documenting other locations and reasons for other locations... and we are off topic.


Deepak Jain

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