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Re: "unofficial" information



> > I don't know the real answer, but I'll point out that the designed mission
>  > plan has the fuel for the 400N bi-propellant motor sitting in the tanks 
for
>  > many months *after* launch, and the fuel for the arcjet thruster for the
>  > entire mission lifetime. I would guess (and hope) that a couple of weeks 
of
>  > extra time on the ground would be no big deal.

Paul,
What is the material of construction for the storage tanks.  The reason I ask 
is I assume it is aluminum, but hydrazine and ammonia have less demanding 
requirements than nitric acid based oxidizers like dinitrogen tetroxide.  Any 
chance the oxidizer tank is titanium?
73,
Jerry, K5OE
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