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Re: Leaking out the nozzle



on 1/9/01 12:18 PM, Joseph B. Fitzgerald at jfitzgerald@alum.WPI.EDU wrote:

> Expanding on this a bit ... if we reorient 180 degrees, wouldn't we also
> lose a bit of apogee alt?  Since the spacecraft spends most of its time
> near apogee, I suppose the effect on perigee would be greatest though.

But it actually doesn't matter if we lose apogee height.  We are already way
beyond what is needed to see half the earth at a time, and we are way above
the planned final altitude as well.  So I don't think it a problem if we
lose a little on the apogee side.

73,

Jon
NA9D

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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

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