[amsat-bb] Re: General satellite status?

Doug Kuitula ka8qcu at pasty.net
Thu Dec 14 08:10:02 PST 2006

 Not sure how much it'll help, but try the following:

73 de Doug KA8QCU

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason White" <jason at jason.white.name>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 10:37
Subject: [amsat-bb] General satellite status?

> Does anyone have a link or other resource regarding the operational
> status of non amateur satellites in general? I'm interested in how the
> current solar activity is affecting the space environment. I've got
> links to the standard SOHO measurements, but I was wondering if there
> was information such as if satellites are being put into intentional
> spins because of charge buildup, or if any have had glitches, etc.
> 73,
> Jason
> Somewhat related questions: Are magnetorquers useable when there is a
> geomagnetic storm? Do the changes in symmetry of the magnetic field
> during a storm disrupt the orbits of satellites containing ferrous or
> magnetic materials by exerting force on them?
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