It's been in Facebook and on Twitter. Maybe I said something here a few days ago. In any case, its battery is having trouble keeping it running through eclipses. It then goes into auto-safe mode. There is apparently a bug in the software that I wrote for the Foxes so that under some circumstances it "forgets" that it went into safe automatically and stays in safe mode even when the voltage comes back up after it enters the sun. In that case we have to wait for a command station to re-enable it. This is not too tenable over the long run, so I'm not sure what the ops people plan to do. It would be nice if the batteries failed open so it worked reliably in sun like AO-7. Unfortunately, that did NOT happen with AO-85. We'll see with 92.
Burns WB1FJ AMSAT Flight Software
On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 4:57 PM Roy Dean via AMSAT-BB [email protected] wrote:
I can find no information about AO-92 going silent recently. Was it commanded into a silent state (as AO-85 was shortly before it went silent permanently)?
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