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RE: KO-23 status?



Hi Alan,

Here is the KO-23 status report from this weeks ANS bulletins:


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KO-23
Uplink 145.900 MHz FM 9600 Baud FSK	
Downlink 435.175 MHz FM	
Semi-operational. Jim, AA7KC, reports KO-23 is not operating properly.
The satellite has improved slightly, but is still considered marginal. Downlink 
efficiencies are between 0 and 30%. 

This condition has been observed when the satellite spends little or no time eclipsed 
and thermal heating becomes excessive. This condition has happened a number of times 
in the past. Ultimately, the satellite has returned to normal operation when it cools in the 
earth shadow.

[ANS thanks Jim Weisenberger, AA7KC for this report]
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I hope this helps you understand what is happening.

   --73 Dan NN0DJ--
   AMSAT ANS Bulletin Editor


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From: 	Alan Biddle[SMTP:APBIDDLE@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: 	Monday, March 30, 1998 7:56 AM
To: 	AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.org
Subject: 	KO-23 status?

Hi,

This morning at the 13:40 UTC pass KO-23 had jumped +5.6 kHz in the
downlink frequency, and is showing the queue empty.  No status message.
Any info?

Alan
WA4SCA






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