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Re: AO-40 info from AMSAT-UK



on 12/17/00 11:04 PM, sco@sco-inc.com at sco@sco-inc.com wrote:

>> No, I don't think that's correct.  Peter says it is a "fail-safe" system.
>> Fail-safe by definition means there is redundancy built in.  Additionally,
>> if you read on you'll see that there is also the master reset command that
>> they can issue from the ground.
> 
> If the motor ran 3 minutes longer than planned could it have caused a heat
> or vibration problem to any critical components?

There was concern about if the motor might be damaged, but that was it and
they felt it likely wasn't.  The telemetry continued for 24 hours AFTER the
burn, so it doesn't appear to be directly related to the burn.

73,

Jon
NA9D

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