[amsat-bb] Re: Sunny Side Up

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Fri Aug 15 05:32:00 PDT 2008

It helps those "astronomers" that like to visually spot satellites. Spotting the ISS and shuttle is quite popular.

Simon (HB9DRV) wrote:
> Some satellite tracking software shows whether a satellite is in sunlight or not.
> I assume that this is to know whether it's being powered by the solar cells when the battery is defunct.
> Is there any other reason to know whether a satellite is in sunlight or the shade?
> Simon Brown, HB9DRV
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