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SSETI Express update



Reality TV reaches AMSAT-BB :)

Looking at the website for the SSETI Express webcam

http://sseti.gte.tuwien.ac.at/WSW4/webcam.htm

today shows the first of the solar panels being fit checked onto the
spacecraft itself.

The solar arrays were carefully built and laid down by a team of three
students during last week.

There are a total of 10 strings each of 15 cells - we hope that these will be
sufficient to give a positive powerbudget so that 24/7 operation of the U/S
transponder will be possible.

Lots of work is expected to take place in the cleanroom over the next couple
of weeks - some of it late at night (UTC time) and early in the morning - this
pattern seems to suit the students......

73

Graham G3VZV
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