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RAFT USNA PROJECT




SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
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> *Latest Docs:* See*[RAFT-docs]* 
> <http://www.ew.usna.edu/%7Ebruninga/raft-docs.html> for all the detail 
> photos, documents, drawings and milestones.
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> *Current Status:* Awaiting launch on STS-116 on 6 December. Delivered 
> 25 Jan 2006 to JSC Houston for vibration testing. Then 17 July 2006 to 
> Kennedy Space Center for Integration with the Shuttle STS-116 for 
> launch.  **Photo above is delivery from USNA and testing the 
> separation system in a Zero-G flight. The current debate is the 
> deployment altitude to safely avoid re-contact with ISS. The plot 
> below shows how our original altitude ot 180 has been reduced to 175, 
> and now 165 is being considered which would shorten the life to only 2 
> months or less:
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> **GO TO FOR THE COMPLETE HISTORY AND CAPABILITIES OF THE "RAFT PROJECT"-
>
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/raft.html
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