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GEO ComSats for Hosted Payloads

GEO Orbit Benefits

  • Current and future science missions can use GEO hosted payload approach
  • GEO offers unique temporal and spatial resolution
  • GEO orbits allow continuous observations of the same geographic region
  • Spatial and temporal changes can be distinguished
  • Eliminate ambiguity inherent to observations from low Earth orbit (LEO)
  • Near-global coverage can be provided with only three geostationary satellites (i.e. positioned to view Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia/Australasia, and the Americas)
  • GOES, SDO, TDRSS, TEMPO, GOLD are NASA GEO missions

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