[Forum] Fwd: ARISSat-1 update

Thomas Frey th.frey at vtxmail.ch
Fri Apr 22 18:28:02 CEST 2011

Tom DF5JL schrieb:
> ARISSat-1 update
> Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 update
> From: G0MRF at xxxxxxx
> Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:56:25 EDT
> This is an update on the ARISSat activities.
> We had a telecon with the  ARISSat team in Russia. Here is the 
> situation as
> described by them. The Russian  suit battery that was intended to be used
> on ARISSat was used during testing  both on the ground and onboard ISS 
> when
> it first arrived. When it was tested  prior to the planned April 12
> operation, it was discovered that the battery was  low on charge.
> The suit battery's are specified for only five cycles of  charge.
> It was decided to not recharge the battery at this time in order to  keep
> the number of cycles as low as possible and thus saving the battery 
> for the
> actual mission. That deployment is currently scheduled for July 26. We 
> are
> still  trying to get more information on the storage status and the 
> battery
> health from  the Russian team. We will keep you informed as we prepare 
> for
> the eventual  deployment of ARISSat.
> Lou McFadin
> ARISS US Hardware  manager

Hallo Alle

Das tönt ja recht vernünftig. Da verstehe ich nicht, wieso man auf
die Idee kam, ARISSat-1 am 12. April aktivieren zu wollen.

Nun ja, hinterher gackern alle Hühner. Apropos: Frohe Ostern  :-)


Mit freundlichen Grüssen, 73
     Thomas Frey, HB9SKA

   Thomas Frey, Holzgasse 2, CH-5242 Birr, Tel. + Fax: 056 444 93 41

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