[amsat-bb] Has BY70-1 gone 'dark'?
daniel at destevez.net
Thu Jan 19 13:41:49 UTC 2017
El 19/01/17 a las 06:47, Peter Goodhall escribió:
> Doesn't appear to have "gone dark" more the repeaters been turned off
> and its currently in telemetry mode.
> My guess is that its so they can run the science payload (camera) and
> get some data from it.
The camera is not only the science payload. It's open for all hams to
use it. As far as I know, it's the first time in the history of Amateur
Radio that something like this happens (namely that scientific equipment
on a satellite is open for remote control by all Amateurs).
BY70-1 will reenter in a few weeks. In the mean time, go and have some
fun: try to use the camera. Probably you'll need to team up with fellow
hams in your area to receive the complete image properly.
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