[amsat-bb] Re: Oldest working orbiting satellite? Todays quiz!
vk3jed at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 11:23:53 PDT 2010
At 03:43 AM 11/5/2010, Chris Bloy wrote:
> >> 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
As I said in my last message, I'd have to check. ;)
> >> 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??
The R/B _is_ a satellite if it's in orbit around the Earth, and it's
non functional - it became non functional when it finished its job of
putting the satellite into its orbit. :)
>"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?
Would be nice. :)
73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
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