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Re: AO-40



Hey Bob,

If you miss AO-40, I have several recordings saved on phone and CW. It's the 
next best thing to AO-40 live!

Even have a bit of telemetry audio that decodes when looped back through the 
soundcard running the decode software.

73 Tony KT2Q



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier@comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40


> The best we can give you Bob is an opinion since we have little conclusive 
> evidence about what happened.   In the end, we would just be guessing.  We 
> have evidence that nothing good happened at the end with the auxiliary 
> battery string being shorted across the primary battery string which was 
> developing an internal short.  We know from an analysis of the orbital 
> elements following this set of mission ending events that something 
> happened to significantly change the mean motion.  AO-40 is a big 
> spacecraft so it must have been quite a bit of energy.
>
> I would not spend all my AMSAT budget line item getting ready for AO-40's 
> return.
>
> The technical folks in AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-DL and the elected officials in 
> AMSAT-NA are concentrating on the future:  Phase 3 Express and AMSAT 
> Eagle.  Recent board actions by AMSAT-DL say they are concentrating on the 
> future and working to stay positive and to have a very beneficial impact 
> on our facet of the hobby.  Other than that, they should speak for 
> themselves.  We are looking backwards only insofar as making sure we do 
> things in a better way.  AMSAT-DL has very good project management for P3E 
> with Heike Straube managing that.  Peter is a very good president for 
> AMSAT-DL given all I can see.  With the possible exception of this author, 
> Rick Hambly has assembled a very good team.  The Eagle project is just 
> exploding in activity with a new face as the project manager there and he 
> has lots of good news to tell folks.  WB4GCS, former commander of the USS 
> Hawes and the reactor officer on the USS Teddy Roosevelt is our new face 
> as project manager.  He has the necessary management experience and skills 
> we need to run a tidy ship.  ;-).  Stay tuned for action reports.
>
> Bob
> N4HY
> VP Engineering AMSAT-NA
>
>
> Robert V Johnson wrote:
>
>>Hello All
>>Is there as probability of AO-40 resurecting itself as in AO-7?  Or is
>>AO-40 a done deal.
>>
>>73 Bob W7LRD
>>Seattle
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