----- Original Message ----- From: "Floyd Rodgers" [email protected] To: [email protected]; "Phil Karn" [email protected] Cc: [email protected] Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:17 PM Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] I want this. I want that. Here comes another FM LEO sat.
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?)
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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