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Re: Spin






>From: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Spin
>Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 18:43:56 -0600
>
>At 08:48 PM 7/6/01 +0000, Peter Guelzow <peter.guelzow@arcormail.de> wrote:
>
>>There is no "back and forth".. It's just orbital mechanics...
>>
>>The change in ALON is due to normal orbit plane precession (and the
>>mystery force).
>
>
>Well let's de-spin the thing, fire up the reaction wheels, and compensate
>for the mystery force. It's not like there's a whole lot left that can go
>wrong with AO-40 anymore.
>
>
>

There use to be a montly column in Flying magazine called "Famous last 
words".

That whole last sentence of your strikes me as that.

There are a LOT more things that can go wrong with AO-40 and my guess is 
that any of them are quite likely to do so.

(given past history).

Robert Oler wb5mzo
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