[amsat-bb] AO-40 orbital elements
rbutler at tsss.org
Fri Sep 22 18:54:47 UTC 2017
I was thinking of this a while back, has a command station attempted to
contact it recently?
Unlike AO-7 my understanding is that it will not just 'wake up' and start
beaconing as the transmitter (either V or U) that was that failsafe
transmitter is non-functional.
So without intervention to turn on a S band TX if a cell was to open up,
it'd just sit their quietly. Is that a correct understanding?
On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 5:35 PM, Alan <wa4sca at gmail.com> wrote:
> It gives the Epoch for the Keps as:
> Epoch (UTC): 21 September 2017 01:11:23
> So that would be a yes.
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> <On 04/01/17 12:11, Bob- W7LRD wrote:
> <> and I started digging out my S band converters
> <Does anyone know if the TLE used by heavens-above is current for AO-40?
> <I understand that it is still dead in its orbit, but it might be a
> <useful task to have an otherwise-idle SatNOGS rotator, antenna, and SDR
> <watch it for signs of life.
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