Tag: AO-85

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1042

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1042Release Date: February 16, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, Amy Jo Clarke, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:15:32 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1042 Trending stories […]

via the ARRL: AO-85 Turned Off due to Return of Eclipse Periods and Poor Battery Condition

The Fox-1A (AO-85) CubeSat has been turned off until further notice due to return of eclipses and poor battery condition, control operator Mark Hammond, N8MH, has announced. In December, AO-85 experienced precarious battery voltage drops during eclipse periods; it’s believed that the batteries suffered degradation due to heat during previous no-eclipse periods, making it difficult […]