[amsat-bb] Re: Future Possibilities For Automated Transfer VehicleTechnologies

Farrell Winder fwinder at fuse.net
Fri Jun 22 05:48:09 PDT 2012

Great idea, how about putting AO-40 1st on the list?  Thanks,
Farrell Winder, W8ZCF Cincinnati, Ohio

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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Future Possibilities For Automated Transfer 

> Hi all & thanks Bernard,
> If you follow up the report in view of the costs and other  factors.  One
> of the options for an ATV future was for a use of  recovery of  debris and
> satellites.
> Whilst the cost may be considerably high for such a development, I thought
> that it would be very interesting
> and a positive step forward for study of failure and ageing factors of  on
> board equipment etc. (Batteries ??)
> Also of course the objective of  clearing up and reducing hazards of
> possible impact or pollution.
> Wonder on your thoughts on viewing this aspect as a effective application
> of use of " Space Budgets"
> Regards.
> Ken Eaton
> Amsat -UK
> Amsat NA
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