[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: Bravo to the command team!

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard W L Limebear <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Bravo to the command team!

> Ken
> > Furthermore, finding a good fit for the thrust gives an
> > excellent estimate of the rate at which the propellant mass is being
> So how much longer will it continue (till depletion) ?

Good question.  The answer depends, of course, on the reason for the leak.
This one is best left to the Command Stations to answer.

> OTOH (assuming its only one of the two fuel components) once its all gone
> then we can "fire" the motor to get rid of the other component. Then the
> arcjet will have a better effect (if it works) with less mass to shove

Perhaps, but we'll never get much Isp with only one component of the

73, Ken N2WWD

Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org