Archive for date: January 22, 2008

UO-11 also wakes up from its nap…

January 22, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Another old time satellite might be waking up from its sleep as it comes out of a period of eclipses. Joanne Maenpaa mentioned that UO-11’s telemetry beacon had been heard on 145.825, so I decided to try to give it a listen on its pass to the east. Despite the fact that it was fairly […]

AO-16 lives, in a very strange way…

January 22, 2008 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

This just came across the amsat-bb mailing list: Since AO-16 was recovered approximately 6 months ago, the command team has attempted to reload the satellite software almost a dozen times without success. Subsequently a series of memory tests were performed which points towards a hardware failure which prevents restarting the spacecraft software successfully. This team […]