[amsat-bb] Re: Was HEO naivete; now GEO rideshare frequency choice, etc.

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Sun Feb 8 15:22:24 PST 2009

Oscars 10 and 13 handled the propulsion issues without mishap.
Oscar 40's mishap was human error, not a lack of design expertese.

Rocky Jones wrote:  I realize one cannot get to the orbit the bird was designed for without propulsion,
but it is clear that propulsion is rocket science and that was the fatal flaw of 40...or
probably any "amateur effort"...unless we get some very talented volunteer "rocket scientist".

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