[amsat-bb] Re: Excellent pass for Delphi-C3/DO-64 over VK

Wouter Jan Ubbels wjubbels at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 00:46:44 PDT 2008

Hi Tim,

great to hear!
by the way, the -68 degree reading is a false reading, because that
sensor is not powered since that radio is off. The other one is ok,
reading the PA temperature of the active radio, which starts out at
approx 5 degrees after switch on, and stabilizes at these "high"
temperatures once the craft is close to eclipse when over your part of
the world hi.
You may want to look at the Thin Film Solar Cell payload IV (current
vs voltage) curves by going to options --> show IV curves, since this
payload also includes temperature sensors, on the end of each solar
panel. Temperatures here show quite some extremes from time to time.
These IV curves  and temperatures will however only be shown when at
least one of the MEBO's (Measurement Boards) shows supply current
other than 0 in the MEBO fields in RASCAL (meaning that it is on), and
when the satellite's attitude is such that the cells are illuminated.

73 on behalf of the Delfi-C3 team,

Wouter Jan Ubbels

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Tim Tuck <tim.tuck at penrith.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just had an excellent pass for this satellite and managed to capture and
> upload 550 packets of telemetry to their servers.
> It was cool to watch the data change as the satellite passed over and to
> see things like the massive difference in temps between sensors on the
> satellite such as +35degC on one and -68degC on the other !
> cheers
> Tim
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