Inside the government there is great demand for the clarity that comes from a persistent sensor flying at GEO orbit
It has payload power requirements in the range of 2500 W to 5000 W, and one of the satellites will be configured with a Li-ion Battery to provide 100% payload power support during eclipses and with a design life of 15 years in GEO orbit
The Santander teleport can see all of the satellites in the GEO orbit
from 60W to 65E, thus covering a region from Western Australia to North America, Mediterranean Sea, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
In a typical GEO orbit
, these components provide greater than 100 krads radiation dose tolerance.
The satellite is expected to reach its GEO orbit
position, approximately 22,300 miles above the Earth, in about four days.
NovaWurks provides space services and assembles Conformal Spacecraft, satellites for use in both LEO and GEO orbits
using applied technologies that allow them to be configured as aggregated, reliable, flexible spacecraft for a variety of mission purposes.
In the US, the combined network of Sirius and XM will have 11 satellites in both HEO and GEO orbits
, and 25MHZ of frequency plus additional terrestrial frequencies.