[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 descending rapidly
wythe25 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 07:11:44 PST 2012
1504 UTC pass on January 3 was quite loud - and long - here in western NC.
(Supposed to have been only 36 degree pass, but I suspect that isn't
correct :-) )
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at united.net> wrote:
> 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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