[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: Sunny Side Up



It helps those "astronomers" that like to visually spot satellites. Spotting the ISS and shuttle is quite popular.

Simon (HB9DRV) wrote:
> Some satellite tracking software shows whether a satellite is in sunlight or not.
> 
> I assume that this is to know whether it's being powered by the solar cells when the battery is defunct.
> 
> Is there any other reason to know whether a satellite is in sunlight or the shade?
> 
> Simon Brown, HB9DRV
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
> 
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com 
> Version: 8.0.138 / Virus Database: 270.6.3/1613 - Release Date: 15/08/2008 05:58
> 
> 
> 


-- 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
Nigel A. Gunn. G8IFF   W8IFF (was KC8NHF)
1865 El Camino Drive, Xenia, OH 45385-1115, USA   937 825 5032
e-mail nigel@ngunn.net             www  http://www.ngunn.net
Member of  ARRL, GQRP #11396, QRPARCI #11644, SOC #548,  Flying Pig #385,
                   Dayton ARA #2128,  AMSAT-NA   LM-1691,  AMSAT-UK, MKARS,  ALC
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
_______________________________________________
Sent via AMSAT-BB@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home