[amsat-bb] ANDE warming, Telemetry and Re-entry
bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Dec 13 16:26:36 PST 2007
Yes, looks like ANDE will be a re-entry Xmas present.
I will be in Alabama with aged parents and so will not be at my
ground station. I hope others will capture that last data. I
just updated the ANDE-OPS web page with the latest I have. Plus
a plot of temperature and battery voltage.
Warming temps at this point are due to increasing beta angle
probably and not detectible frictional heating yet.
> -----Original Message----- On Behalf Of Henk, PA3GUO
> Subject: [amsat-bb] ANDE now @220km
> ...I plot the current height of ANDE in the graph:
> One might conclude from this that from 220km
> to de-orbit the graph shows ~12 days, so de-orbit
> today + ~12 days = ~24 Dec.
> There is a good bunch of activity these days;
> many stations Igate the packets,
> many stations make contacts via ANDE in these final days.
> And: have a look at http://www.ande-deorbit.com for details
> on the AWARD
> Henk, PA3GUO
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