[amsat-bb] Work AO-51, ARISSat-1, NOW!

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 23 12:31:39 PST 2011

Eclipse times for '51 will more than double in the next few weeks - and no one knows why it is even working NOW. So work it NOW when it is illuminated! It has lasted beyond what it "should" have, considering one dead cell and another that drops to 0.0V when in eclipse.

And ARISSat-1's orbit is, as expected, deteriorating ... as well as its battery.

BOTTOM LINE: If you haven't worked either of these two historic satellites, do it NOW! They will not be available much longer!

Clint, K6LCS

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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