[amsat-bb] AO-16 currently silent and resting 11:15UTC 5May2008
Mark L. Hammond
n8mh at embarqmail.com
Mon May 5 04:33:42 PDT 2008
The weekend presented a chance to gather some telemetry on AO-16. The telemetry looks nominal. Recently, the satellite seems to go silent on a nearly daily basis. Increasing eclipse periods remain a likely explanation, but we remain open to other explanations at this point.
To this end, I have turned AO-16 OFF for a few days to rest and ensure that its batteries will be given a chance to become fully charged. Following its several day rest period, we'll try to conduct more tests to better determine what type of operations that AO-16 is currently able to support.
Please do not transmit to AO-16 until further notice.
73 on behalf of the command team (and Happy Cinco de Mayo!),
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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