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RE: volunteers needed

Oh yes indeed....forgetting the cost of such a trip, complexity,
training for the crew, the fact that AO40 was not likely designed to be
captured again and so on and so on.  Orbital mechanics would be
impossible...even if AO40 and the shuttle just happened to be at the
same altitude for a few moments, AO40's speed would be so great relative
to the Shuttle that even to see it whiz by would be a challenge. Physics
is physics.

Gary Memory, N7BRJ/4 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
Behalf Of Christopher E Phelps
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 7:26 PM
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] volunteers needed

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