Explain minimum inclination at launching of satellite.

This question appears in Mumbai University > Satellite Communication and Network subject

Marks: 3 M

Year: May 2012

  • The minimum inclination possible on initial launch is equal to the latitude of the launch site $(λ)$.

$i_{min}= λ$

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  • In Spherical right angled triangle ABC,

Using Napier’s rule:

$cos⁡i=cos⁡λ ∙sin⁡A_z $

To maximize cos⁡i , $sin⁡A_z=1$

$cos⁡ i_{min}= cos⁡λ $

$∴ i_{min}= λ$


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