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Re: Further analysis of the last telemetry from AO-40



>From: Phil Karn <karn@ka9q.net>
>I don't know of any way to dump the hypergolic propellants without
>actually firing the motor.
>
>Phil

May be possible to empty fuel tank, then oxidizer tank independently.  With
engine open to vacuum little residue should remain to react with the other.
 Not sure of proper sequence or any corrosive effects by doing this.  The
minor delta-v from the helium-push should not be a problem.  Question is
whether individual valves are controllable?

May be academic if communication is not restored.

Ed
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