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RE: AO-40

You are correct, nothing is perfect.  But you'd think that something like
this would have not been sent up with known problems.  Especially something
like a fuel control valve that failed during testing.  I guess enough
bending and hammering got it to work for the test.  They called it "nominal"
which I guess was enough for the "stock holders" (YOU AND ME.)


Kevin, WB5RUE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: denmorr@bellsouth.net [mailto:denmorr@bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2000 12:29 PM
> To: wb5rue@arrl.net; 'amsat-bb'
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40
> Kevin:
> I had some doubts about the Phase 3D idea.  However, it was
> AMSAT's decision
> to go this way and we should all be 100% behind the project.
> No hardware is
> ever 100% foolproof.  Just ask the auto manufacturers.  And
> the team is far
> from failure at this point.  You should be sking the team
> what you can do to
> help instead of second guessing them. I'm not surprised at
> your comments -
> you seem to have a sour outlook in general.
> By the way, we're working on the 1500 watt amp for working
> UO-14 at Field
> Day.
> Dennis

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