[amsat-bb] I want this. I want that. Here comes another FM LEO sat.

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sun Jul 27 18:43:06 UTC 2014

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From: "Floyd Rodgers" <kc5qbc at swbell.net>
To: <bstguitarist at gmail.com>; "Phil Karn" <karn at ka9q.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] I want this. I want that. Here comes another FM LEO

> I would also vote AO40 was not to complex,

I agree ! Not to complex to be operated.

> it was failed by an accident.

Someone forgot to remove a red cap from a valv fuel and helium system.

> Not wishing to bring up bad memories, but two questions:
> Did anything other than the plug incident happen? (In other words, did
> any systems fail before the explosion?)

NO !

> Was there a backup bird built of the same design that just might be
> flyable if we could find a ride?

We got for years OSCAR-10 and OSCAR-13 in the Molnyia orbit
very similar to that of AO40 but with lover apogee and different
orbit inclination,

73" de i8CVS Domenico
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