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Re: Explain Photo?



Fuel dump from a booster is a requirement that was instigated to prevent 
more orbital debris if the almost empty booster exploded.

John  WA4WDL

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From: "jkelly@home" <jkelly@bellatlantic.net>
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Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:32 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Explain Photo?


> Maybe to be a little clearer:
>
> I was looking more at the process that is going on. Does fuel have to be
> removed
> from a booster at orbit - if not would that cause an explosion at
> re-entry?  Why not leave it in?
> I guess if I had excess fuel at 22,000 I might want to use it for
> something. :-)
> The picture seems to be one exposure at 40 min - how long does it take
> to dump fuel?
>
> Just thought it gave some insight as to what happens as a satellite
> reaches orbit.
>
> thanks,
>
> Jeff
>
>
>
> jkelly@home wrote:
>> Can someone explain to me what actually is happening in this photo?
>>
>> http://www.eanet.com/kodama/astro/2007/1110a/7.htm
>>
>> Jeff
>> KT2K
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