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Re: What to do IF we regain control of AO-40



This is not correct.  Interpretation of the telemetry
frames will reveal what was happening.  It is the
reason for telemetry after all.

Check for yourselves and interpret.

Bob


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <na9d@mindspring.com>
To: <sco@sco-inc.com>; "John P. Toscano" <tosca005@tc.umn.edu>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] What to do IF we regain control of AO-40


> on 12/19/00 6:38 AM, sco@sco-inc.com at sco@sco-inc.com wrote:
>
> > NO, your logic is flawed. If the ground controllers had to make 10
attempts
> > to open the valve when one (1) attempt would be the "norm" ... then the
> > failure rate is 9/10 or 90 percent. If it had opened properly on the 1st
> > attempt they would not have needed to make 9 more attempts to open it.
>
> No, that's incorrect!
>
> I doubt that they would have cycled it just once.  That is what John was
> saying.  It stuck once, we do know that.  But how many times did they
issue
> the command until it became unstuck?  And once that happened, how many
times
> did they continue to issue the command to make sure it didn't stick again?
> We don't know - only the control team does.  But if something sticks on
me,
> I usually get it unstuck and then perform the action many times.  John was
> just using examples to show what might be happening.  You could be right -
> the failure rate could have been 90%.  But then again, John could be right
> too.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
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>
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