[amsat-bb] Good Bye HAMSAT-VO52 - Rest In Peace

Rich/wa4bue richard.siff at verizon.net
Mon Jul 21 17:13:24 UTC 2014


A fine bird and almost made 50,000.

Rest in Peace VO 52

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "PE0SAT | Amateur Radio" <pe0sat at vgnet.nl>
To: "Mani [VU2WMY/KJ6LRS]" <wmy at isac.gov.in>; "Amsat BB" 
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Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Good Bye HAMSAT-VO52 - Rest In Peace

> On 21-07-2014 17:03, Mani [VU2WMY/KJ6LRS] wrote:
> Hi Mani,
>> Dear Friends,
>> With heavy heart, I sadly convey, that our little angel ‘HAMSAT VO-52’
>> would no more be able to offer her services to the ‘Amateur Radio
>> Fraternity. HAMSAT VO-52 succumbed in Space on 11th July 2014, while she
>> was on her 49,675th orbit, due to the failure of on-board lithium ion
>> batteries that have met their end of life.
> Sad news, it is one of my favourite satellites and she will be missed.
> I want to thank all the people that made and supported this Satellite for 
> all
> there effort and hope as others already mentioned that maybe she will come
> back one day.
> 73 Jan PE0SAT
> -- 
> With regards PE0SAT
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