RE: STS-111 launch attempts -- more on Beta angle

From: Kevin Grey (
Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 12:02:54 EDT

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    > the Shuttle or ISS by themselves can operate at high Beta angles (more
    > sunlight) since they can orient their radiators in an optimum manner (or 
    > in the case of the Shuttle, go into "barbeque" mode).  But when the 
    > Shuttle is docked to ISS,  one or the other cannot positions the 
    > radiators correctly, creating the limitation.
    Can that be considered a design flaw?
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