[amsat-bb] Re: Jugnu (JNU)

Shashank Chintalagiri shashank.chintalagiri at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 23:16:33 PDT 2011

We heard Jugnu the last two nights between 5 and 9 PM UTC. We think
the beacon may be turning off periodically due to a shortage of power.
I dont know what the period of the cycle is since we don't have enough
data points to reach a reasonable conclusion. There is no good reason
for it to be a 24 hour cycle, so its possible its also turning on at
times when we dont have visibility here. I'll update the list after
tonight's passes as to whether the thing is actually cyclical as per
visibility from our station. The data we have could also fit a
scenario where it is audible only for a time after satellite enters
eclipse, which makes some sense but seems unlikely. In that case, you
would only be able to hear it on passes between 9-12 PM local time.


On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:47 AM, Dinesh Cyanam <dinesh at cyanam.net> wrote:
> Yeah. I am wondering the same too. Heard no reports about Jugnu in the last 3 days.
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Chintalagiri Shashank
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


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