Re: ISS and Atlantis observation

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Wed Jun 06 2001 - 14:14:35 PDT

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    > The heat is from the sun.  All orbiting satellites must have 
    > radiators
    > and a cooling system to shed this excess heat. Since the Shuttle
    > Orbiters must survive re-entry, the radiators cannot be located 
    > anywhere
    > on the outer surface and they are located in the payload bay. The
    > payload bay doors must be open for them to function, so when the
    > shuttles reach orbit, the first order of business is to get the 
    > doors
    > open, and they are left open until about one rev prior to de-orbit.
    Did the Apollo spacecraft have radiators, too, or did they 'only' rotate
    the spacecraft to spread out the heat intensity over most of the hull
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
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