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Re: New AO-27?






>From: Douglas Braun & Nadia Papakonstantinou <dougnad@bellatlantic.net>
>To: "Laura Jolley" <jolleybuckaroo@hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New AO-27?
>Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 08:55:35 -0500
>
>What are the ATS satellites?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Doug
>NA1DB
>
>
Applications and TEchnology Satellites.  These were laucnhed by NASA (1-6) 
two decades plus ago and have turned out to be amazingly long lived.  1, 3, 
and 5 are still in limited use and 6 could be if a use could be found for 
it.  One of the "sad" proposals years ago was to put a Ham transponder on 6 
(30 foot dish) and it would have cooked...

More if you are interested....

Robert Oler wb5mzo

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