Geplante Umlaufbahn 1200 km -> Van Allen Belt?
Autor: M.P. 31.01.15 - 08:46
Das scheint ein gewisses Problem zu sein:
Rusch said the “Achilles heel” of the spacecraft is their orbit at an altitude of about 1,414 kilometers (850 miles), which puts them at risk for radiation. “It was a fundamental flaw,” he said. “At this altitude the radiation belts are extremely hazardous. Globalstar orbits experience radiation in the South Atlantic Anomaly where the Van Allen Belts nearly touch the atmosphere. Very few satellites are orbited in this region because of the radiation,” which can irreparably damage satellite transistors.