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Re: Re: Arcjet Motor



I stand corrected. 

Thanks for the clarifying notes.

Bob
N4HY
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Guelzow" <peter.guelzow@arcormail.de>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Arcjet Motor


> I again and again read:
> 
> "The problem with all of the Phase III birds is with the 
> associated systems feeding or controlling the motor."
> 
> This is not completely true and a legend.
> 
> The propulsion system of P3C (AO-13) worked 100% OK and reliable.
> 
> After the launch of ARIANE 401, we were injected into an orbit
> with 222 km perigee, apogee at 36000 km and 10 deg inclination. 
> 
> The first motor burn was done in Orbit #16 with a duration of 51.2
> seconds in order to raise the low perigee and give a little bit of
> inclination.
> 
> The perigee was raised to 1100 km and the inclination was 14 deg. 
> 
> The second and final motor burned was planned to raise inclination to 57
> deg and perigee to above 2500 km. 
> 
> The 6 minute burn was done in orbit #47 and the apogee was raised to
> 2553 km and 57 deg inclination. 
> 
> Thus, the 400N Motor from MBB (now Astrium) performed extraordinary
> successful and with perfect performance, but also all *our* feeding
> and control system.  All fuel up to the last drop was consumed. 
> 
> 
> 73s Peter DB2OS
> 
> * Any crash landing you can walk away from is a good landing *
> 
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