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Re: Re: Re: AO-40 Power Situation



Could you please check that URL for me, I don't seem to be going to the
right place.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Mock" <kd6pag@qsl.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 9:22 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Re: AO-40 Power Situation


>     However, I would not exclude the possibility that one of
>     the three battery packs suffered from problems due to the
>     events three years ago.
>
> I agree that's this is possible, but my groveling over the telemetry
archive
> seems to suggest that the main battery didn't seem to change much after
the
> propulsion failure, unless said damage took 8-9 months to start to
manifest.
> I've updated my notes on this:
>
>      http://www.qsl.net/kd6pag/PowerAnomoly.html
>
> and now have plots from launch until the present time available via a form
> therein.  One thing i've noticed is that we have cell one or more cells
drop
> on from time to time, often in the same part of an orbit (aside from
eclipse
> and/or perigee). Then after awhile, either the sun angle improves and/or
the
> problem seems to go away, or at least improve.  Let's hope this happens at
> least enough to switch battery packs.  73's/good luck!
>
> -- KD6PAG
>
> P.S.  If i can be of any assistance in recovery efforts, please let me
know!
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