[amsat-bb] ARISSat1 Telemetry
Michael A. Connors
maconnor at spinn.net
Sat Aug 27 21:01:48 PDT 2011
I believe that there is at least one frame of emergency power telemetry
in this attached file, the others I believe indicated high power. I
believe that the voltage indicated was about 35.6 while in emergency
power mode. I could only hear the satellite for about 3 minutes. It
was only 10° elevation at the apex from my QTH in New Mexico. My
antenna system is a small horizonially polarized 7 element cheap yagi
and mast mounted pre-amp.
I hope this information helps indicate the health of the satellite. It
almost seems like a software bug and not a battery problem. The
satellite seems to switch to low power unnecessarily when the voltage
the telemetry indicated is greater than 35.
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