[time-nuts] Fwd: CGSIC: FW: The next GPS Launch

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 17:04:15 EDT 2014

Lasting longer should be no surprise.  The design spec in years is NOT
the mean time before failure.  It is more like the 4-sigma time before
It is so far out there that many times what kills them finally is
running out of propellent.      "Design lifetime" is kind of a
misleading term.

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM, John Allen
<john at pcsupportsolutions.com> wrote:
> Hi Magnus et al - just FYI: 2 1/2 times the design lifetime is not unusual
> for satellites.  More of the Ham Oscar satellites have exceeded their
> lifetime by that much or more.  (Sorry, no facts handy).

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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