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Re: Bravo to the command team!



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From: Richard W L Limebear <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Bravo to the command team!


> Ken
>
> > Furthermore, finding a good fit for the thrust gives an
> > excellent estimate of the rate at which the propellant mass is being
lost.
>
> So how much longer will it continue (till depletion) ?

Good question.  The answer depends, of course, on the reason for the leak.
This one is best left to the Command Stations to answer.


> OTOH (assuming its only one of the two fuel components) once its all gone
> then we can "fire" the motor to get rid of the other component. Then the
> arcjet will have a better effect (if it works) with less mass to shove
around.

Perhaps, but we'll never get much Isp with only one component of the
bi-propellant.

73, Ken N2WWD


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