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RE: UO-36



Hmm, not easily.  It is whever the elevation of the sun, when seen by the
satellite, is above 40 degrees.  This will be roughly a 20 minute period
centered over 20 degrees north on ascending nodes.

It doesn't affect the antenna pattern too much if that's what you're
thinking.

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: PAT McGRATH [mailto:patricio@cyberg8t.com]
Sent: 23 June 2000 17:05
To: Chris Jackson; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] UO-36


Chris can you advise what parts of the orbit the satellite is pointed at the
sun?



> We are about to go through maximum eclipse time, and therefore minimum
> power.  I have implemented an algorithm to point the satellite at the sun
> during parts of the orbit that it would otherwise not get any power and
this
> is helping a certain amount.  However, if the swatellite is in eclipse,
then
> it is possible (probable) that there may not be enough power at the moment
> to operate the transponder.
>
> The lowest power point is around midnight on Sunday.
>
> Cheers
> Chris G7UPN
>

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