[amsat-bb] Re: satellite durability fm vs. linears

N0JY n0jy at lavabit.com
Tue Nov 29 16:55:54 PST 2011

Would now be a good time to mention that Fox-1 is designed to operate 
while illuminated, even after a battery failure?


On 11/29/2011 5:36 PM, Andrew Koenig wrote:
> The thing I've been wondering (and this is in no way accusatory, just a
> question out of curiosity) is why we didn't build the IHU's with NVRAM and
> a circuit to cut the batteries completely out of the loop. Since the cell
> failure seems inevitable, it would only make sense to design the satellites
> in a way that they can work without the batteries when the batteries do
> fail.

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