[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 battery.

Jimmy C "kc9pxz" kc9pxz at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 13 07:46:21 PDT 2011


If  "we" is the hams arournd the world I think most of us we ready to rock 
and roll then some. Im not sure what did or didn't happen. I just hope they 
do somthing before July a re run of the test is a thought.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <G0MRF at aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:11 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 battery.

> Hi Nitin / Vince.
> Although the non appearance of ARISSat-1 has been a little disappointing,
> in the overall scheme of things we are still looking at a major AMSAT
> achievement here. There is after all a satellite awaiting 'launch' on the 
> ISS.
> We know it's a success because so many people have named it and want it to 
> be
> identified as belonging to them. We even have some working telemetry
> decoding  software 3 months ahead of launch. - Yipee.
> I'm really not sure what all the confusion over the last few days tells
> us.  Prepared press releases full of mistakes, a complete lack of 
> preperation
> following the long period of testing which left the battery  delpleted. No
> plan B to charge it during the sleep period - One wonders if the  switches
> were even returned to the correct positions when it was last turned  off.
> Despite a turbulent last few days, the main event is yet to come and as
> long as the designers have anticipated it being deployed with a completely
> flat battery, then we can all sit back and wait for July more prepared 
> from
> this  rehearsal than we would have been.
> Regards
> David G0MRF
> In a message dated 12/04/2011 21:13:19 GMT Standard Time, vlfiscus at mcn.net
> writes:
> At 10:49  PM 4/11/2011 +0530, vu3tyg at amsatindia.org wrote:
>>Nothing heard on the  16.20 UTC pass, watch the live feed from ISS  from
>>http://spaceflight.nasa.gov looks like the crew is working on  addressing
> the
>>issue, the last comment I heard is recharging the  batteries ( Please
> excuse
>>if I am wrong J  ).
>>Nitin  [VU3TYG]
> That's what I was thinking because someone should have  heard it by
> now.  Maybe in two months pass the time since it should  launched, even
> though it was off there might have been a small drain on  the batteries 
> and
> now they're in a discharge  state.
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