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DSS is geostationary over the U.S. only

Posted by Dish Man on May 23rd, 2000 06:15 AM
In reply to Some help... by Jim -ATS on May 22nd, 2000 11:53 AM [Go to top of thread]

The poster stated that only C-band is available in Hong Kong. The reason is simple. The DSS satellite is a geostationary satellite 22,000 miles up over the U.S.. It remains fixed at a constant position over the U.S. where it leaves its footprint unlike the Space Shuttle that 200 miles up and orbits the planet every 90 minutes. Since it is stationary there is no way the signal can be broadcasted to Hong Kong on the other side of the world. Roy can put up 50 DSS dishes and he still won't get a thing.

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