The History of the Molniya Orbit

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The Kettering Group (1999), JBIS, 52, 151-152

Refcode: 1999.52.151

Arthur C. Clarke's name is often linked with the Geostationary orbit as a result of his 1945 paper in Wireless World. Less well-known is where the credit for discovering the Molniya orbit should lie. This paper presents the evidence uncovered to date concerning the original concept and provides some insight into the ways in which the orbit has subsequently been exploited.

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