[amsat-bb] Nayif-1 orbit update

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Fri Feb 17 07:16:47 UTC 2017

Hi All,

We have just had a great pass over Sharjah – 32 degrees maximum elevation with 106 frames received and decoded using a AMSAT-UK Turnstile with a FUNcube Dongle and the Nayif Dashboard. We were at ground level standing in a University car-park.

A quick analysis, based on the doppler curve shown on the Dashboard and the Nova predictions using the latest TLEs, suggests that the spacecraft is presently approx 40-45 seconds ahead of the TLE predictions. Whether this is a”fixed offset” or whether this difference will change each day remains to be seen.

Have fun


Graham & Wouter in Sharjah

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