Originally Posted by kq6ea
I think that would be more dependant on what box they give you.
A quick couple of ?'s for you:
Any word on when Spaceway 1 will finally be in position?
Did you say earlier that it was being moved via thrusters only?
Is this the norm? Does it have a main engine'? (Seems like you could almost use more precious fuel this way than one or two quick 'burns' with the main engine. Almost sounds as if the main engine is non-functional).
If more fuel is used by having to use the thrusters, what about the longevity of the satellite? Do they 'drift' so that there have to be minute corrections at times, or is more fuel only used if the satellite is moved to a new location?
Sorry if the above sounds very basic, I'm just trying to understand why this one satellite seems to have taken forever to get to its geo-synchronous orbit.