[amsat-bb] Re: Sunny Side Up

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 15 20:04:35 PDT 2008

It's also to know if the satellite will be visible from the ground (at least the big ones like the ISS), if the satellite is in sunlight in orbit and we're in darkness on the ground.

Greg  KO6TH

> From: simon at hb9drv.ch
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:55:36 +0200
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Sunny Side Up
> Some satellite tracking software shows whether a satellite is in sunlight or not.
> I assume that this is to know whether it's being powered by the solar cells when the battery is defunct.
> Is there any other reason to know whether a satellite is in sunlight or the shade?
> Simon Brown, HB9DRV
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