It means the orbit is such that the satellite comes over at about the same local times
every day. IE synchronized to the sun. Basically requires an inclination of about 98
degrees. AO-91, AO-92, and many others use this. AO-85 does not.
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<Doesn't "sun synchronous orbit" mean orbiting the sun? Why would that
<of value for amateur radio communications?
<Doug -- KJ0F
<On 8/29/2019 9:54 AM, Gregory Beat via AMSAT-BB wrote:
<> SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare Program
<> Monthly missions as low as $1 million
<> SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program will provide small satellite operators
<with regularly scheduled, dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare missions to sun
<synchronous orbit (SSO) for ESPA class payloads for as low as $1M per mission,
<which includes up to 200 kg of payload mass.
<> Unlike traditional rideshare opportunities, these missions will not be
<dependent on a primary. These missions will be pre-scheduled and will not be
<held up by delays with co-passengers.
<> For payloads who run into development or production challenges leading up
<to launch, SpaceX will allow them to apply 100% of monies paid towards the
<cost of rebooking on a subsequent mission, subject to a 10% rebooking fee.
<> greg, w9gb
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