[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 end of mission

Miguel Barreiro miguel.barreiro.paz at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 13:30:52 PST 2011


2011/11/29 John Geiger <aa5jg at fidmail.com>

> is still doing fine.  AO51 made it around 6 years.  What is the main
> difference between the 2 satellites that might explain the 300% difference
> in operational life?
Even more generally:  what are the most frequent death causes for amateur
>From reading the history of past Oscars, I get the impression that most sat
losses are due to dead or shorted batteries, plus dead electronics
(supposedly due to radiation) and malfunctioning engines (on satellites
that have them, that is). Is it really the case?

73 de Miguel, EA1ICZ

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