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Re: Shoot Sat - add



They are different.  Nitric Acid is an oxidizer while Hydrazine (N2H4)  
is a fuel or (probably in this case since no fuel
has been mentioned)  a monopropellent.

Jim   KB3KJ

Jeff Yanko wrote:
> Is Red Fuming Nitric Acid another name for Hydrazine or are they 2 different 
> compounds?
>
> Jeff  WB3JFS
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net>
> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:55 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Shoot Sat - add
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> The satellite is outfitted with thrusters  small engines used to
> position it in space. They contain the toxic rocket fuel hydrazine,
> which can cause harm to anyone who contacts it. Officials have said
> there is about 1,000 pounds of propellent on the satellite.
>
> Known by its military designation US 193, the satellite was launched
> in December 2006. It lost power and its central computer failed
> almost immediately afterward, leaving it uncontrollable. It carried a
> sophisticated and secret imaging sensor.
>
>
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
> 909-241-7666
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