OT[1]: Re: SV: Polymorphism using constructors

Jeff Schwab jeff at schwabcenter.com
Thu Mar 6 06:16:56 CET 2008

Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 08:26:04 -0800, Jeff Schwab <jeff at schwabcenter.com>
> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>> Which is which?  Aren't those both part of the space vehicle?  Btw, do 
>> you work for government or industry?  Do you enjoy  working with the 
>> space program?  I've heard only indirect reviews, and they've been mixed.
> 	Lockheed... I don't really work with the sat's themselves.
> 	When it comes to division of responsibility, the "payload" is the
> part the customer wants in orbit. The "space vehicle" is the part that
> carries it around in that orbit -- the SV has the station-keeping
> thrusters (I'm presuming a geosynchronous orbit), the power supply and
> solar panels... The payload may just consist of a wide-band transponder
> (for direct TV, say) and maybe an independent commanding system (its own
> receive transmit gear on a different frequency from the satellite
> control -- though I wouldn't really expect this type of split)

Interesting.  Thanks.

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