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Re: Re-purposing ATVs



They already plan to fill it with garbage before undock and deorbit.
"The Jules Verne will remain at the station until August. Once the
station crew has unloaded it and repacked it with trash, the ATV will
undock and begin its final flight into the Earth's atmosphere, where it
will burn up over the Pacific Ocean. "
Source
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/atv_extraordinaire.h
tml

You might convince ESA to linger a bit before deorbit to conduct some
experimentation using amateur radio but I suspect they will want to
clear that double decker bus sized satellite from the sky.

Kenneth - N5VHO

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 1:23 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Re-purposing ATVs

They have to fill it with garbage first  :-)

Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <wa6ilt@verizon.net>


I was reading about the Jules Verne docking at the ISS today and all of
a 
sudden it occurred to me: instead of using the spacecraft fuel to
de-orbit, 
what if it was placed in a higher orbit, and there was a ham package on 
board?

Dave Reinhart
wa6ilt@amsat.org

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