Re: Tethered sat with NOSS 2-3

Floyd Weaver (
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 23:03:27 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 24 Jun 1996, Philip Chien wrote:

> It's anticipated that it will not be as visually exciting as the SEDS
> tether due to the much higher altitude.

   This thing will come down lower with time. How fast will it come down? 
I suppose it'll take years, that is if I am correct in thinking that 
there is no means to reboost it. If the tether should become detached 
from both end objects, it will decay rapidly.

Floyd Weaver

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