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ComSat Minmus I (Archive)
^^ Craft Information - Operational Orbit ^^
Our tried-and-true 3-satellite communications network is coming to Minmus. Successful use of the constellation around both Kerbin and Mun have deterred engineers from implementing more complex solutions, although they certainly thought about them. The satellite will carry two dishes and one antenna. The antenna will serve for the local omni network while the dishes allow for direct comms to Mun and indirect comms to Kerbin, routed through the IP ComSats. A lofty 1,500km orbit will provide for a very stable constellation once all satellites are in place. The transfer stage contains a probe core that will allow for any remaining fuel to be used to send the stage into Minmus for impact experiments in the future.
The satellite has been successfully placed into the orbit from which it will operate to provide communications to any craft in orbit around Minmus. At this time, no future maneuvers are planned, although once additional constellation satellites arrive, some tweaking may need to be performed.
Mission ongoing MET: 7y 193d, 9h 23m 42s
2/9/15 @ 12:00:27 UTC
Avg Velocity: 0.034km/s
Total Distance Traveled as of Last Update: 60,786km