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Re: AO40: status



>Wouldn't that imply that even a normal burn would increase the spin
>rate?  If so, has experience shown that in the past on other satellites that 
>this happens?

Yes, and it does. This was seen on AO-13. The magnitude of the effect
is smaller since the propellant tanks are in the center on those
spacecraft, so you pretty much have to empty them to see the effect.

Phil
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