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Re: AO-40 Uninformed Opinion...



On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Ken Freedman wrote:

>       This suggests to me that the spacecraft is no longer symmetrical.  If 
> some sheet metal is hanging out in the (tiny) breeze at perigee, then it 
> would fight the torque coils when presented perpendicular to the 
> "breeze". 

Hummh... probably wouldnt take much of an "event" at the right place to
"release a solar panel?  But if such were the case, I am sure that
telemetry would show it...  hummhh....

I assume there is a "panels released" sensor?

de WB4APR, Bob


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