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Re: AO-40



Kevin:

My apologies on getting your call wrong.  I don't know enough about the
construction of AO-40 to comment.  I certainly hope that the team did not
knowingly take unnecessary risks with questionable components just to make a
launch date.  It will be interesting if that question is ever answered.  It
hope that is not the case and the current problems are due to the normal
risks of space flight.

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Muenzler WB5RUE <wb5rue@arrl.net>
To: <denmorr@bellsouth.net>; 'amsat-bb' <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2000 7:40 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] 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.)
>
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat/news/ans2000/ans00348.html
>
> 73/
> 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
> > WA4ZJJ
>
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