[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 over Europe

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 08:39:04 PDT 2011

Hello Jan,

Yes, the battery is dead.  There are no transmissions when the satellite is in eclipse.  Also, after ARISSat-1 re-enters sunlight, there is a 15 minute delay from a built in timer before transmissions begin.

Here in the US, we don't currently have any useable windows!  It's either in eclipse, or too close to it for the transmitter to come on overhead.

The orbit will precess in the next couple of weeks and we'll again have some useable time.


Mark N8MH 

At 04:22 PM 10/9/2011 +0200, PE0SAT wrote:

>Are there stations in Europe that receive ARISSat-1 telemetry or other
>data? I tryed last week and yesterday evening but nothing was received.
>Are the batteries completly drained and therefor no activity when the
>Sat is in the dark :-)
>73 Jan PE0SAT
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