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RE: volunteers needed

> I know we can't afford to have it done, but is it technically 
> and physically
> possible, that  the orbital path of 40 brings it in close 
> enough to where
> the space shuttle could grab it like the HST, and real it in 
> for repairs or
> a return to earth to be repaired? Just wondering.

I suspect there would be a significant velocity difference between the
shuttle and AO-40 at perigee, and besides, the shuttle may not be able to
reach perigee height.  Isn't its max height around 500-600 km?  AO-40
perigee is how many km?

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