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SDO Orbital Figure 8

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Published on Jan 25, 2010

This video shows the dedicated ground station in White Sands, New Mexico and the path of the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite. SDO is in an inclined geosynchronous orbit and traces a figure-8 every 24 hours. This allows the satellite to keep a continuous, high-data-rate link with the ground.

Credit: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/...

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