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Offline Titanscape

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What is the difference in the longevity of a satellite orbiting the poles compared to one orbiting the equator, and what does the moon do to each?
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Polar orbiting weather satellites certainly suffer a precession of their orbits over a period of years and their parameters have to be updated every week or so for maximum precision of weather satellite pictures.
I do not know what influence the Moon has on them.
 

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What is the difference in the longevity of a satellite orbiting the poles compared to one orbiting the equator, and what does the moon do to each?

No, but seriously. Is this just a ''random'' question, or is it recited?
 

Offline AllenG

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Mr. Scientist, is there a point to that remark?
Titanscape has an honest and interesting question.
 

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Looking at Australia, it is a random question, or one I could never personally pursue. But we have Australian satellites and problems watching our coasts... We have the second least effective air force in the world, the least being Fiji.
 

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