[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 test

Edward R. Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Feb 13 09:22:40 PST 2011

There was a posting that alluded activation on April 12 but I find 
nothing on the Russian site about ARISSat-1.  I suppose they could 
connect it to the test antenna on the ISS like they just did.

A lot of questions about the battery condition waiting for a launch 
in July.  I would suppose there was a external power jack provided 
for testing.  Could that power ARRISSat-1 from the ISS power systems 
for recharging/test transmissions?  This is a question and not based 
on any knowledge I have about what it has.

July launch gives me time to restore my tracking antenna systems 
after being damaged by wind in Dec.  I will probably get the antennas 
remounted sooner, but I still have to T/S and repair the B5400 controller.

73, Ed - KL7UW

At 05:38 AM 2/13/2011, G0MRF at aol.com wrote:
>I wonder if it will sit until July?
>After all the Russians KEDR name reflects the upcoming anniversary of Yuri
>Gagarin's flight into space. That was 50yrs ago on 12th April.
>So many questions....
>In a message dated 13/02/2011 08:28:12 GMT Daylight Time,
>orbitjet at hotmail.com writes:
>Interesting comments:
>"During the test, RSC-Energia decided  to keep the transmitter on
>until Friday morning. "
>Hmmm curious  about a few things but... what impact this "test" has had on
>battery life,  considering the vehicle now "sits" until at least July...
>Robert G.  Oler WB5MZO life member AMSAT/ARRL soon to be NAARS and
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