[amsat-bb] LitSat-1 decayed

g0mrf at aol.com g0mrf at aol.com
Fri May 23 16:09:15 UTC 2014

Well spotted Paul.
It's certainly worth any CubeSat deployed from the ISS or into a low orbit to be as close to the maximum 1.3kg as possible.
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net>
To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Fri, 23 May 2014 12:50
Subject: [amsat-bb] LitSat-1 decayed

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


Paul, N8HM
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