[amsat-bb] Delfi-C3 status update 27 May 13:00 UTC
Wouter Jan Ubbels
wjubbels at gmail.com
Tue May 27 06:10:42 PDT 2008
another status update of the Delfi-C3 satellite:
1. First, something on a lighter note: we have posted two videos on our
photo weblog at
the first one of the final integration of Delfi-C3, and the second one was
made on launch day, April 28th, during the pass over our groundstation when
we first heard Delfi-C3 (after she had already been heard by Rick Mann in
the US) and in which we decoded the very first telemetry. As you can see,
things were both hectic & great fun that day!
2. Meanwhile, being almost one month in orbit, the satellite is doing fine,
all telemetry still shows nominal values. The satellite is commanded
regularly with good success down to low elevation (2 deg). We have not yet
applied a final cure for the downlink cut out problem as we are doing some
more testing when she is over our groundstation.
3. Rotation rate seems to have decreased significantly over the last weeks,
we are still analyzing telemetry to further quantify this observation.
73 on behalf of the Delfi-C3 team,
Wouter Jan Ubbels PE4WJ
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