[amsat-bb] Re: ISS power output ? MM

Rick Mann rmann at latencyzero.com
Wed Jan 2 11:49:00 PST 2008

On Jan 2, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Charlie Schlieper wrote:

> You are absotulely correct, in a sense, but somewhat in error.
> The first part is very true-- in the sense of a space environment;
> however, following it up with the part about FAN cooling sort
> of gives it away, doesn't it?
> To the best of my knowledge, the the RADIO aboard the ISS
> is located in a life-support (air) environment, and NOT in a
> vacuum of space.

Don't forget, for *convective* cooling, you need gravity. There is no  
consistent gravity vector aboard the ISS that will cause cold air to  
fall, and warm air to rise, sufficient for convective cooling.


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