The Board of Directors of AMSAT-NA met on Thursday evening, to review the current situation with AO-40. As you are all probably aware the satellite does not appear to be transmitting at this time and every effort is being made to accurately determine the cause of failure and to make suitable corrections. For detailed technical information see the AMSAT-BB and /or the AMSAT-DL web site. In summary it seems that the primary battery has failed and that the secondary or auxiliary battery is not sufficiently charged to take over at this time. The next few weeks will be of great interest as the satellite is entering into a sun angle which is becoming increasingly favourable for charging the batteries.