[amsat-bb] Arissat-1 mode transistions

g0mrf@aol.com g0mrf at aol.com
Tue Aug 2 14:32:59 PDT 2011

 Hi all.

I see the first couple of orbits in range of the UK are in eclipse or passing from eclipse to sunlight.

Is the satellite always in its 'low power mode' in eclipse?
Also, when the satellite passes into sunlight, is the transistion to 'normal mode' instant or is there a short delay?

This could be  very interesting as we can see the ISS going into sunlight and we should be able to hear when Arissat does the same and then measure the time difference (Arissat first ISS second hopefully)


David G0MRF

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