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RE: ISS Problems?



I heard a story on "Morning Edition" (NPR).  They still have 2 gyros in
operation.  It will take some time (about a month or so) to plan the
spacewalk it will need to fix the breaker that is at fault.  The station
is supposed to have 4 gyroscopes but can operate on as few as 2.  If
another one goes, they can still maintain correct attitude using
thrusters but that takes fuel which can't be easily replaced.   

73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
Behalf Of Jim Jerzycke
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 11:47 AM
To: George Humphrey
Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS Problems?

CNN is running an item about another gyro going out, but "The crew isn't

worried".
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