[amsat-bb] AO-40 orbital elements

Zach Metzinger zmetzing at pobox.com
Fri Sep 22 19:51:15 UTC 2017

On 09/22/17 14:17, Chad Phillips wrote:
> I’m not the expert but it is my understanding there was possible an explosion or something similar that crippled it. 


You are correct: The working hypothesis is that an explosion damaged the
main battery, which failed into a shorted condition.


As we've seen with AO-7, it is possible that the battery could go from
short to open in the future. Might as well be ready for the day that

--- Zach

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