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Re: FO20 eclipse periods increasing?



Very interesting data Robert.  Let's hope you're right!


At 02:07 2003-06-08, Robert Turlington wrote:
>Hi All
>FO20 eclipse periods are now approx 33mins/orbit(according to NOVA), at 
>the end of last year they were approx 12 mins/orbit I think this and the 
>deteriorating condition of the batteries could explain the  relatively 
>sudden demise of the Sat,having said that I did hear the beacon a few days 
>ago on a midday orbit and managed to get a return signal from the 
>transponder but after a minute or so it was silent again.The eclipse 
>periods do not reduce significantly untill the second half of 2004
>
>
>
>Regards Robert G8ATE
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Scott Townley NX7U
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