I was thinking of this a while back, has a command station attempted to contact it recently?
Unlike AO-7 my understanding is that it will not just 'wake up' and start beaconing as the transmitter (either V or U) that was that failsafe transmitter is non-functional.
So without intervention to turn on a S band TX if a cell was to open up, it'd just sit their quietly. Is that a correct understanding?
On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 5:35 PM, Alan [email protected] wrote:
It gives the Epoch for the Keps as:
Epoch (UTC): 21 September 2017 01:11:23
So that would be a yes.
<-----Original Message----- <From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Zach <Metzinger <Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 17:19 PM <To: [email protected] <Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40 orbital elements < <On 04/01/17 12:11, Bob- W7LRD wrote: <> and I started digging out my S band converters < <Does anyone know if the TLE used by heavens-above is current for AO-40? < <http://www.heavens-above.com/orbit.aspx?satid=26609 < <I understand that it is still dead in its orbit, but it might be a <useful task to have an otherwise-idle SatNOGS rotator, antenna, and SDR <watch it for signs of life. < <Thanks! < <--- Zach <N0ZGO <_______________________________________________ <Sent via [email protected] AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available <to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions <expressed <are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT- <NA. <Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite <program! <Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
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