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Re: Whatever happened to...?




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From: Gregory S. Williams <ke4hsm@icx.net>
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Friday, August 28, 1998 5:12 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Whatever happened to...?


>Anyone know what ever came of the satellite that went around the moon twice
>in order to achieve geosynch orbit?
>
Last I heard they were still trying to sell it to someone.  The woops factor
is that they burned a fair amount of fuel to do the move around the Moon and
I'm not sure how much station keeping gas it has left.  Unlike us Hams with
steerable Antennas, commercial folks don't want to fool around with pointing
antennas, so they gotta keep station, this takes GAS.

Steve


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