[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 battery

Tom Schuessler tjschuessler at verizon.net
Wed Apr 13 21:11:32 PDT 2011

All I have to say here is "Pollyanna is alive and well".  The spin machine
goes into action.  See below.

Tom Schuessler, N5HYP


Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 battery. 
From: G0MRF at xxxxxxx 
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:11:21 EDT 

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
We know it's a success because so many people have named it and want it to
 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
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.
David G0MRF

---- As well as....

Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat Deactivation 
From: Bruce <kk5do at xxxxxxxx> 
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:27:26 -0500 


this is why we did not hear it....they had the 430mhz transmitter turned 
on... was anyone listening to the 70cm frequency? all the preparations 
on 2m and we were in the wrong place.

Afterwards, Dmitri performed hardware deactivation & close-out 
activities on the TEKh-43 Radioskaf-B "Kedr" test microsatellite in the 
MRM2 Poisk module which had been connected to an 825M3 Orlan battery and 
operated its 430 MHz transmitter yesterday.



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