[amsat-bb] Re: old satellites
n8fgv at usa.net
Tue Mar 17 20:21:56 PDT 2009
David, KG4ZLB asked:
>I was reading about the newly launched GOCE satellite and the fact that
>its mission will end when its 40kg tank empties - that of course may be
>a long time coming but as it has an S band transmitter, could this not
>be tweaked for us once the mission is complete?
Given the low altitude orbit for this gravity mapping mission, I suspect that
the satellite will quickly reenter when the Xenon supply is used up.
Dan Schultz N8FGV
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