[amsat-bb] Re: satpc32 etc

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 06:02:31 PDT 2013


Take a look at the orbit.  


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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bob- W7LRD
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:34 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] satpc32 etc

Thanks to many and Dave KB1PVH I can now input keps in my computer all by
myself. I read this in the weekly AMSAT bulletins 

The Castor 30 second stage motor, built by ATK, ignited for a burn lasting 
two-and-a-half minutes, accelerating the rocket to more than 17,000 mph. 
Engineers declared the rocket reached orbit, and the upper stage deployed a 
8,377-pound block of aluminum designed to mimic the mass characteristics of
Cygnus spacecraft, which will take the dummy 
payload's place on the next Antares 

Why does this want me to pull out what little hair I have left?? 8,377Lbs!
I'm sure I am missing something, what did AO-40 weigh? 
73 Bob W7LRD 

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