3.5. Orbit of a Molniya Satellite
In 3D and 2D
On the upper northern hemisphere the normal geo-stationary satellites are not visible. The video shows how the orbits of the so-called Molniya satellites have been selected to serve over part of there orbit as nearly gestational.
molnya_satellite.mpg (18 MB)
molnya_satellite.wmv (1,4 MB) (lower resolution)