[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:
>"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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