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RE: AO-07, orbit 26364, Mode B



Michael:

> I wonder if the beacon TX is sharing the
> common TX PA ?

yes

> Also, looking at an old photo of AO-07,
> it looks like the 10 m antenna was
> spring loaded inside the s/c with pyro-
> cutters to release it ?
>
> No wonder the 10 m beacon comes in so
> well :-)

It always did have a great 10M signal!

> Also wondering if there was some kind of
> gravity boom experiment embedded in this ;-)

No -- the antennas had no tip masses, so gravity gradient was very
ineffective.

73, Tom

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