• [AMSAT-UK] FUNcube-1 (AO73) returns to full sunlight and continuous tel

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    FUNcube-1 (AO73) returns to full sunlight and continuous telemetry mode

    Posted: 15 Sep 2021 08:53 AM PDT https://amsat-uk.org/2021/09/15/funcube-1-ao73-returns-to-full-sunlight-and-continuous-telemetry-mode/

    AO-73 (FUNcube-1) Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG

    After a few months of normal eclipse periods, FUNcube-1 (AO73) will, next
    week, re-enter full sunlight from next week for a period of approximately
    two months.

    As we have been in continuous transponder mode for some time now, we have decided that, during this sunlight period, FUNcube-1 should operate in continuous high power telemetry mode. The change will be made within the
    next few days.

    FUNcube-1 has now been in orbit for almost eight years and the telemetry indicates that all systems, including the battery and solar panels appear
    to operating as well now as they did immediately after launch!

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