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

Rocky Jones orbitjet at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 9 08:08:21 PST 2009

Nigel...I dont think that is correct...AO-10 had some propulsion issues...13 worked right on the money.
AO-40's "event" is akin to a pilot of a 757 taking off with the gear pins still in.
Robert> Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 23:22:24 +0000> From: nigel at ngunn.net> To: orbitjet at hotmail.com> CC: glasbrenner at mindspring.com; amsat-bb at amsat.org> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Was HEO naivete; now GEO rideshare frequency choice, etc.> > 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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