[amsat-bb] Re: Something from ARISSat-1?
fjamesa at telstra.com
Mon Sep 26 02:34:33 PDT 2011
I got 3 good passes in today (all in sunlight). The first was
interesting. The satellite must have been tumbling still as the signal
was up and down (this is not unusual).
In a single pass though I'm sure I got 'high power' telemetry, then it
suddenly died, followed by 'low power' telemetry. The satellite was in
Sunlight the entire time.
I would say the battery is not even acting as a capacitor anymore. The
unit must have made a power decision as it rotated through different
sunlight angles perhaps?
However indeed it is still working.
On 26/09/2011 4:40 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> Over the past couple of days I've heard ARISSat once. Even on the really high passes (up to 27° on the highest ones) there's just been not a cheep out of it. It must be in full daylight, too.
> Has anyone else heard it? I notice my tweetly noise is still there on 145.919MHz, still no idea what that is. It seems weaker today, but maybe that's a weather thing.
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