Thanks for the infos. On my side I am already on a 24/7 watch for F3 re-entry.
For all, I wish also to confirm that the Mauritius Amateur Radio Society (MARS) will issue a special Award for the last formal (AMSAT Leaderboard/Satnogs) reported signals from F3, additionally a MO-112 postal first day cover will be sent to the winner with the certificate. The purpose is to encourage all to get the maximum of information and try to locate the approximate re-entry location of F3 and compare same with calculated one.
Good luck to all with F3 last signals.
Jean Marc (3B8DU)
On Jan 19, 2023, at 4:01 PM, Mark L. Hammond via AMSAT-BB [email protected] wrote:
Current predictions for Falconsat-3 reentry seem to converge around late (UTC) 21 Jan 2023 to early (UTC) 22 Jan 2023. Therefore, I plan to command TX ON about 1910 UTC today, 19 Jan 2023, with battery management OFF. In recent weeks, it has survived this for 24-30 hours--at which time I have turned it OFF. So, this will be right on the margins for battery vs. reentry, but we're going to "flame out" either way :) Good luck with listening over the next couple of days.. TLEs here are current daily https://www.amsat.org/tle/current/daily.all https://www.amsat.org/tle/current/daily.all Or you may need to get them directly from Space-Track.. Reports here deeply appreciated! https://www.amsat.org/status/ https://www.amsat.org/status/
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH] AMSAT Director and Command Station
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