[amsat-bb] PSAT Digipeating is turned off
nss at mwt.net
Thu Jul 23 10:32:37 UTC 2015
Sad to see this bird sleepy.
I was the one that was gonna get me back on the birds again. The single
channel FM birds are not my cup o tea. I miss 6, 7 and the russian birds.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 7/22/2015 3:56 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> PSAT digipeater has been turned off. The spacecraft has entered safe mode
> now several times due to low power. So we will keep it off until
> conditions improve. Do not use the PSK31 transponder either.
> We were so accustomed to excess power during the previous full sun period
> that we had evertyhign on… 95 miunte orbit 100% always in the sun.
> But now we are in a maximum eclipse period with only 59 minutes in the sun
> and 36 minutes in the dark. Cleary that is only 61% of the power we had
> The times of lowest power of course are just before dawn.
> Bob, WB4APR
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