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Re: Re: SSETI Express Power Problems



Sorry I gotta say it

So this is basically a giant solar powered heater in space.

And they talk of global warming 

> Hello Graham,
> this is really sad news and I really hope, that the bird come up 
again.. 
> thanks anyway for this insight into the details.. this leads me 
however 
> to a question, to which the answer might also be interesting to the 
> community:
> 
> > 7) During this time all the energy gathered by the solar panels 
was to be 
> > dissipated within the spacecraft. Evidence strongly suggests that 
this 
> > dissipation system failed by fusing on, therefore not allowing any 
energy to 
> > charge the spacecraft batteries.
> 
> I read this such, that the Solar Panels are simply connected to 
> resistors, to burn away the power. I assume, that this was done for 
> thermal reasons? So with the resistors being paralleled to the main 
> battery, they don't allow charge up as they consume too much power?
> 
> 73s and good luck!
> 
> Achim, DH2VA
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