[amsat-bb] LitSat-1 decayed
n8hm at arrl.net
Fri May 23 12:48:53 UTC 2014
Looks like LitSat-1 decayed overnight.
39570 LITSAT 11998-067EP LTU 2014-05-23 11:22:00 2014-05-23
0:00:000.0885 decay_msg TLE Historical
Too bad we never got to try out the linear transponder over North America.
LituanicaSAT-1 is still up there and expected to decay around June
29th (per http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=39571#TOP).
Interesting that the orbits of two CubeSats deployed at the same time
are decaying much differently. Since the two satellites are identical
in size, the antenna configuration and mass must be more favorable on
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