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How many flavors do dawn-dusk Sun-synchronous orbits come in?

In a series of comments below For a given 48 hour observing period, what fraction of the celestial sphere is available to CHEOPS? there's been a discussion of that spacecraft's dawn-dusk Sun-...
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Will CHEOPS use DSN or ESA ground stations, or both?

The new ESA video Cheops: Europe's exoplanet mission shows an animation of the space telescope communicating with a ground station somewhere in central Spain. The Deep Space Network indeed has a ...
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For a given 48 hour observing period, what fraction of the celestial sphere is available to CHEOPS?

Wikipedia's CHEOPS says that when successfully launched and deployed it will be in a 700 km circular Sun-synchronous orbit with "RAAN (sic): 6 am" which probably means it has an inclination of almost ...