[amsat-bb] Re: AO-16 operational?

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Dec 29 13:47:39 PST 2008

AO-16 is resetting almost every orbit now. The command team members have 
been trying to restart the satellite as often as possible, but jobs and 
families sometimes keep that from happening. This is especially difficult 
with AO-16 given the times the satellite is overhead in the early AM and 
during work hours.

If the satellite continues to last an orbit or so between shutdowns, unlike 
this summer where it only lasted minutes, we may implement some options to 
automatically restart it. I think this might be possible based on eclipse 
lengths, as the reset problem is temperature dependent. Until then it is on 
an as available basis.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "w4upd" <updwrb at bristor-assoc.com>
To: "Amsat-Bb at Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 4:25 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-16 operational?

> Have just tried to work AO-16 on my 2109Z pass and heard nothing. I
> tried a few days ago with the same results. Is AO-16 now in operational
> or is it that someone has not been able to switch it on or reload the MBL?
> Regards,
>    Reid, W4UPD
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