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Re: AO40: status

Phil Karn wrote:

> Anything that causes propellant to flow toward the center of the
> spacecraft will cause it to spin up faster in whatever direction it's
> already spinning. This would happen even during a normal burn.

Oh, I hear you there. The local science museum when I was a kid...


...had a spinning-chair-with-dumbbells demonstration of the conservation of
angular momentum. The lawyers eventually did *that* one in. :-) 

It's just that when I hear "leak" I picture fluids moving *away* from the spin

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By the way, that museum was also the location of the ham station that lured me
into the hobby: 


 which at the time looked like

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