[amsat-bb] Re: Oldest working orbiting satellite? Todays quiz!
w7lrd at comcast.net
Thu Nov 4 10:08:22 PDT 2010
I know this has been kick around before, however, w ith all the satellites up there in various stages of functionality is it not possible any of them could be "configured" for our use?
73 Bob W7LRD
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Bloy" <chris at photofuture.co.uk>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:43:20 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Oldest working orbiting satellite? Todays quiz!
>> Non-working Amateur Satellite still in-orbit? (AO-13?)
>Oscar III...then Oscar V...Oscar V has no chance of coming back to life, it
was battery powered.. III? I dont think that there were enough solar cells
on it to actually power the bird, but I could be >wrong. I do listen for
Ah, that's interesting.. I did have a quick check on Space Track via date
search, but didn't know that III was still there!
>> Non-working commercial sat? Vanguard-1?
>Yes. Technically the rocket body is older but that is the oldest in orbit
Technically the R/B isn't a satellite??
>> Working commercial satellite still in orbit?
>Probably one of the 1960's ERG's...but I can check.
g-comms-sat.html : (Thanks John LA2QAA)
"The record holder appears to be ATS-3 still nominally operational after an
amazing 41 years!"
That's a record we want AO-7 to break isn't it?
Project OSCAR UK
www.projectoscar.co.uk - www.projectoscar.eu
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