[FPSPACE] Another Geosat dies.... ???
dstdba at post4.tele.dk
Fri Jan 30 13:52:25 EST 2009
Yes, Larry, the kind of foam exists, but how do you envisage it to sweep
orbital rings of space around Earth?
Even if the foam is ultra-light, the poor thing would have to alter its
orbit so many
times that it's cheaper in fuel and cost to arrange a Martian reunion of all
Oldsmobile 66's - barring of course those still harassing peaceful
pedestrians in and
around Habana - somewhere in Valles Marineris.
From: LARRY KLAES [mailto:ljk4 at msn.com]
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 4:50 AM
Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] Another Geosat dies.... ???
Perhaps after decades of many satellites and their accompanying parts being
placed in those choice orbital locations, the debris has built up enough to
a hazard in certain locations.
Is there a kind of foam that could survive the space environment to sweep
through various orbits to collect up the small stuff but leave larger and
especially active satellites intact. Then the foam either disappates away
with the unwanted debris or moves lower to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
> From: john at satcom.freeserve.co.uk
> To: fpspace at friends-partners.org
> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 08:02:25 +0000
> Subject: [FPSPACE] Another Geosat dies.... ???
> This from Eutelsat about their recently launched W2M
> A week ago I watched this satellite carrying out transponder tests at 3
> degs east.
> It was testing the low Ku band power output as evidenced by the extremely
> high power spikes that were moving up and down the band ( As viewed on a
> spectrum analyser )
> All looked healthy enough then.
> Now , it seems that it mysteriously failed during the move across the arc
> I noted it visually on Jan 25 at 2030 GMT .By then it had started to move.
> There is no info as yet as to where exactly it failed , but
> , this is the same section of the geo arc that DSP-23 failed in. !!!!
> At the moment it seems to be loitering at around the 11 degs east mark (
> although as the weather has closed in again I am unable to confirm that )
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