[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 - Battery Failure

tosca005@umn.edu tosca005 at umn.edu
Sat Apr 16 08:47:57 PDT 2011

On Apr 15 2011, R Oler wrote:

 There are LOTS of reasons that the bird could have failed, in my viewpoint 
the BEST one is that the battery has some issues. Operating the vehicle in 
a thermal environment that it was not designed for would be a first guess, 
followed by some sort of "crib death" issue, and next comes parts connected 
 In any event the failure does not bode well for a successful sat 
>See if this makes it on the board.  Robert G. Oler WB5MZO
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One small consolation is that if the ISS crew can't get it working before 
tossing it into space, it could (possibly) be brought back to Earth on a 
future return trip to be diagnosed and repaired on the ground.

But let's hope it is something simple to fix up on the ISS and that someone 
on the crew can take a little time to fix it.

But I also understand that none of those 3 scenarios are guaranteed (easy 
to fix, time to fix it, or return it to Earth).

John P. Toscano, W0JT

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