[amsat-bb] AO-7

k4feg k4feg at k4feg.com
Fri May 2 07:39:52 PDT 2014

The Eclipse Cycle has begun for satellite Ao-7.

Typically what this means is that the satellite will lose all power and 
by default go into "Start-Up" mode every time it comes back into the 
sunlight. Typically Mode B or C are the 1st mode of operations and the 
loss of sunlight prevents mode switches to A.

Predictions had shown that the eclipse would occur either yesterday or 
today, depending on the orbital model you used, and this morning over 
the USA, AO-7 was in mode B.

I have calculated the end of the eclipse cycle but I will update 
satellite information to assure a more definite date for AO-7 to go back 
into full sunlight.

/*This will be my only post on the AMSAT bb about AO-7, I will have 
updates on my Bulletin Board if you wish to follow them. See my QRZ.com 
page for information.*//*

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