All of the Fox-1 satellites seem to spin faster or slower depending on orbit illumination or other factors.
For example, this is the +Z panel rotation on AO-92 since launch.
Someone more well-versed in these matters can comment further on what causes this, but it is definitely not an indication of the health status of the satellite.
On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 1:59 PM, Jean Marc Momple [email protected] wrote:
I have been experimenting with AO-92 as from its launch. Some observations:
The fading on this bird seems to be high and quite unpredictable, requires a lot of changes of polarization to keep the Rx signal to an adequate level.
Seems that the fading is both on the U/V and L-mode, more seems to me that the uplink is more affected.
Telemetry seems to be quite reliable with FoxTelem in all modes.
Today, it was even worse losing the bird many times during the pass, it seems that it is degrading quite quickly, hope that this is not the case.
Just to share my observation.
Jean Marc (3B8du)
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