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Re: Bravo to the command team!

>Here's one I haven't seen anything about: Omnidirectional antenna failures.
>70cm probably never worked, nor did 23cm. 2m only worked for a while.

>My own (fairly ignorant) suspicions fall on mechanical resonance effects 
>during the powered parts of the launch when, I believe, they were dangling
>below the spacecraft. So, just like a piece of wire repeatedly flexed, maybe 

Well, I can't speak for the 23 or 70cm antennas, but the 2m omni
antenna didn't apparently fail until the incident on Dec 13 that took
the spacecraft off the air and spun it up. This suggests that the loss
of the 2m omni was related to this event, not to the launch.


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