[amsat-bb] AO-7 Oldest?

Nicholas Mahr nicholasmahr1 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 02:41:33 UTC 2015

I know this topic has been debated for some time, but I believe by just
looking around the Wikipedia and google, AO-7 would have to be the longest
operating satellite around earth. All I have seen people mention is GOES 3
and ATS 3, but never once AO-7.. Even if it was silent for 21 years, it's
still technically the longest operating satellite. Can anyone else confirm
there are no other satellite older than it still operating? It's kinda hard
to find a current answer because it's always changing, and you have to
scavenge the internet. If so it would be awesome to think a low tech, ham
built satellite would beat a commercial, million dollar satellite...
73's KE8AKW

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