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SSETI Express update

Reality TV reaches AMSAT-BB :)

Looking at the website for the SSETI Express webcam


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......


Graham G3VZV
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