[amsat-bb] Re: Can we get them to fix AO-40 first then?

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Sun Oct 11 16:49:34 PDT 2009

Or maybe, just maybe we can have another AO-7  event happen to AO-40 (sobsob).  Every so often I throw a bit of RF up there, just in case. 

73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry" <n1miw at cox.net> 
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2009 4:29:17 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: [amsat-bb]   Re: Can we get them to fix AO-40 first then? 

   Just out of curiosity, have any of the command stations tried to open the 
solar panels to give AO-40 another chance at life? I mean, if the "event" 
caused some damage to the satellite with the solar panels retracted, what's 
to say that opening the panels  wouldn't possibly provide just enough power 
to the CPU to get some telemetry flowing (if the commands could be received, 
and the panels aren't damaged)? What else do we have to lose - she's been 
off for how many years now without any signs of coming back? If the command 
stations were to try something, might I suggest announcing a date first so 
the big stations ( if any are left) can possibly assist in listening for any 
type of signal? 

   Just a thought I've had for some time now, and thought this might be an 
appropriate time / thread to finally say something. 73's ...Larry N1MIW 

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