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Re: OT:I think the rudder stuck



Hello.

The telemtry would have shown them that.



Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX





>From: A Thomas <70374.440@compuserve.com>
>To: sarex <SAREX@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: [sarex] OT:I think the rudder stuck
>Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 12:46:37 -0500
>
>I think the rudder stuck on sts-107 just at reentry.
>
>If it had stuck, then the spacecraft would have yawed while following the
>reentry trajectory, and this could be just a few degrees to starboard,
>thereby exposing the port fuselage and wing to excessive heat and
>sheltering the starboard fuselage.The heat wou;ld lift the tiles. The
>autopilot would have sensed the temperature difference and, assuming it to
>be the result of drag, would have tried to roll. A roll would be the worst
>option as when it happened the port wing rose into the shockwave and broke
>off.
>
>Searching on " STS Rudder" with google I found:
>
>http://members.aol.com/WSNTWOYOU/STS78MR.HTM
>
>which refers to a problem with the rudder on Columbia as STS-78 and a
>nominal test setting of 5 degrees prior to reentry. (refers to Flight
>Problem STS-78-V-07).
>
>Never flown in space, what do I know? Just my (Euro ) .10c worth
>
>andy. G0SFJ
>
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