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Re: AO40: status



 Phil Karn writes:

> >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.

AO-13's final burn was for 5.66 minutes and rpm went from ~60 to 69.

73
Richard W L Limebear G3RWL
g3rwl@amsat.org
FOC # 1188

          So many beautiful girls ..... (sob) so little time
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