[amsat-bb] Re: Can we get them to fix AO-40 first then?
orbitjet at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 16 10:12:08 PDT 2009
Ed. yeap a lot of ifs. The good news is that Peter confirms that there (was anyway) power from solar cells all around the spin axis...hence it is possible in theory that if the short clears then things could wake up (solar angles etc).
Stranger things have happened. Many years ago we found an airplane that had sat in a hanger for almost 20 years in "semi storage". took some modest precautions "turning it on", got a ferry permit and the engine took us home to Norfolk (that was home then)...
I bet if you went to the Moon and put fresh batteries in the lunar rovers...they would turn on! (well 50 percent chance anyway)...
There is a better chance in my view that Oscar III will all of a sudden start up...
73 Robert WB5MZO
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