[amsat-bb] FUNcube-1 / AO-73 glitch + commanded reboot

Wouter Weggelaar wouterweg at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 21:41:11 UTC 2015

Hi All,

I can also confirm FUNcube was switched back to autonomous mode around
21:38 UTC.


Wouter PA3WEG

On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:31 PM, Wouter Weggelaar <wouterweg at gmail.com>

> Hi All,
> We have had an anomaly on FUNcube-1 that required us to reboot the
> satellites MCU (Microcontroller).
> After a bus freeze, the databus watchdog did kick in as expected and
> rebooted the satellite. However, we did need to command the satellite back
> on to automatic mode.
> When we did so on the 20:00 UTC pass, it came back up in the correct mode.
> We envisage to switch back to autonomous mode either tonight or tomorrow
> morning local time.
> FUNcube is still happy and healthy. This is the 4th reboot since launch,
> of which one was intentional. Thanks for your reports and concerns.
> On behalf of the whole team best 73s,
> Wouter Weggelaar
> FUNcube team

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