[amsat-bb] AO73 Mode Change
kq6ea at verizon.net
Mon Jul 31 03:11:08 UTC 2017
You have your terminology backwards.
When the satellite is "eclipsed" or "in eclipse", it's in the Earth's
shadow, and running strictly on it's internal batteries.
73, Jim KQ6EA
On 07/30/2017 01:48 PM, MrToby wrote:
> Thanks for all of the details about Funcube operations. I'm new to Sats
> and have a question: what is the technical reason that Sats don't operate
> in eclipse (when the solar panels are illuminated?). That seems counter
> intuitive to me as the Sat would have more power. Thanks for the help.
> Marshall, AA0FO (em29)
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