[amsat-bb] Correct battery numbering on AO-51's battery tray?

Douglas Quagliana dquagliana at aol.com
Tue Nov 7 20:06:55 PST 2006

    I'm working on my own version of an AO-51 telemetry
program and I'd like to be able to correctly identify
the batteries in the battery tray by their assigned

    Does anyone know the correct numbering of the
batteries in the battery tray? For example, which
battery is battery number one? number two? and so
on up to six?

    If you don't know what this is all about, you
can see the AO-51 testing battery tray at


(scroll down to the sixth photo) and what is presumably
the AO-51 flight battery tray is pictured at


    and also a later picture of the flight battery
tray is at this link (put it all on one line in
your browser)


the latter apparently taken later since the "blue
goop" appears in the same shapes but additional
"white goop" has been added. :-)

    So, how are the batteries numbered? Bonus
points if you can identify what the colored
"goops" are.

Douglas KA2UPW/5

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