[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 possible critical height

Joe Fitzgerald jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu
Sun Aug 7 07:55:29 PDT 2011

On 8/7/2011 9:44 AM, Giulio P. AOL wrote:
>   what could be the critical height (closest to the earth)  for the satellite, where the temperatures will degrade the operation?

By the time we see significant heating,  we only have 10's of hours left 
in orbit.   Take a look at the temperatures of RAFT on:


You can't really see a clear temperature rise until about 2 days before 

-Joe KM1P

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