[amsat-bb] Re: Explain Photo?
jmfranke at cox.net
Sat Dec 15 12:57:15 PST 2007
Fuel dump from a booster is a requirement that was instigated to prevent
more orbital debris if the almost empty booster exploded.
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From: "jkelly at home" <jkelly at bellatlantic.net>
To: "amsat-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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
> 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.
> jkelly at home wrote:
>> Can someone explain to me what actually is happening in this photo?
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