[amsat-bb] AO-40 orbital elements

Chad Phillips KG0MW chad.kg0mw at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 01:47:03 UTC 2017

Totally agree. It would be great to even hear a blip from it.


> On Sep 22, 2017, at 2:51 PM, Zach Metzinger <zmetzing at pobox.com> wrote:
> 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. 
> Chad,
> You are correct: The working hypothesis is that an explosion damaged the
> main battery, which failed into a shorted condition.
> https://www.amsat-dl.org/journal/adlj-p3d.htm
> 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
> happens!
> --- Zach
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