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Translation Needed For Pehuensat Note



My Spanish is nil and Babel Fish Translation does seem to do a very 
good job of it, would someone translate this message for me.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr


El ing. jorge lassig director del proyecto pehuensat de la uncoma, 
informo que el satelite demora entre 48 y 72 horas en cargar sus 
baterias, debido a la posicion inadecuada del cono donde esta sujeto 
el sat respecto del sol. recuperadas las baterias, el satelite emite 
durante varias orbitas hasta la descarga de las mismas. en ese 
momento, la computadora de a bordo pone al sistema en modo seguro y 
solo deja encendido el oscilador. en uncoma estan evaluando cuando el 
cono cambiara su posicion en el espacio, para beneficiar la carga de 
baterias del pehuensat (el cono no tiene control de atitud). mas info 
en breve. saludos ignacio mazzitelli (lu1esy)



>From what little I could extract from Babel Fish it appears that 
Pehuensat is still attached to the cone? And the cone does not have 
any attitude control so Pehuensat only gets sun on it's solar panel 
when the cone rotates around to the correct position? Is this correct?
If so, it would explain a lot of questions as to the design and why 
it's not being heard more.

It's interesting to note that 9W2QC and BX1AD reports both occurred 
when the satellite was in eclipse. 9W2QC copy came 4 minutes after 
entering eclipse. Probably Pehuensat got enough sun before eclipse to 
charge up the batteries for a few bust of voice messages and data. 

Appreciate a translation to help understand why I'm not hearing 
Pehuensat and the SWL reports seem to be few and far between.

Keith N4ZQ



 


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