[amsat-bb] Re: AO-16 status update
mail at mike-rupprecht.de
Sun Apr 27 08:40:31 PDT 2008
yes, I can confirm this. Neither Voice-Mode nor MBL telemetry - nothing
heard from AO-16.
Von: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] Im
Auftrag von Mark L. Hammond
Gesendet: Sonntag, 27. April 2008 14:24
An: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Betreff: [amsat-bb] AO-16 status update
There are reports at http://oscar.dcarr.org/ that AO-16 has gone silent.
Should this be the case, there is no cause for alarm. Over the last month
AO-16 has gone from full illumination (0 minutes of eclipse) to over 250
minutes of eclipse. Since the bird has no fancy housekeeping code running,
a reasonable explanation is that the battery voltage dropped low enough to
put the bird into a protected (and silent) mode.
Over the next few days I'll work at collecting telemetry and restoring the
voice mode operations of AO-16. Please refrain from transmitting to the
satellite until further notice.
On behalf of the AO-16 Command Team,
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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