[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 - Batteries

Rocky Jones orbitjet at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 14 21:17:18 PST 2011

Clint...I will be surprised if the battery last well a month.

The environment in the Orlan suits is very very unique.  The battery is not designed for the charge/discharge cycles of a free flyer...and as I recall the Russians keep good tabs on the charge/discharge cycles of the batteries...

Your statement is an accurate summary...but I suspect that the Russians know something here Robert G. Oler WB5MZO  

CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
From: clintbradford at mac.com
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb]  ARISSat-1 - Batteries
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:04:55 -0800
To: orbitjet at hotmail.com

My comment was an accurate "summary" of what was posted on the Roscosmos PAO site. But it certainly doesn;t necessary reflect reality.
I can very easily see how the information could have been misinterpreted ... or mis-stated.
I mean, the "batteries" aren't going to give out in two months' time. Can't you see someone stating in a media session, "We're afraid the satellite will decay in two months ... " and that being written up as, "The batteries aren't going to last."
The past 72 hours have shown to me that the best "media filtering" - being defined as "receiving info and validating it" is being produced by AMSAT-NA and the ARISSat-1 team, and reflected on their respective Web sites.
Just Clint's opinion, of course.
Clint, K6LCS 		 	   		  

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