[amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 descending rapidly
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Tue Jan 3 06:13:52 PST 2012
According to the morning numbers from Space Track, ARISSat-1 is down to 191
km, and losing about 1.5 km per orbit, or about 1 km per hour. The drag
effects are increasing rapidly, so TODAY would be an excellent time to make
any last minute QSOs through the transponder. Thanks to those who are
keeping live telemetry flowing.
This is one tough satellite!
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