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Davej
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Post by Davej »

Hi,
Not heard any signal from the satellite for two days now (HA stopped prediction times yesterday, CalSky stopped quite a while ago).
Not found anything on the 'net about its demise (yet), wondered if anyone had any info (stella) ?
All the best
Dave
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Post by stella »

Hi Dave,
A quick look at the orbit evolution shows that it has plummeted at a very rapid rate, and I would expect that closer analysis will indicate that it
re-entered and burnt up in the atmosphere this morning (Jan 4).
Well done to those who monitored its fairly brief lifetime.

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Post by Davej »

Hi stella,
Thanks for that, as you say it will brobably have burned up now.
On Dec 31st and Jan 1st I just heard intermittent static on predicted passes but on the 2nd Jan (Mon) pass at 12.41 UT I heard one of the strongest signals ever (voice and data signal) and that was the last time I heard anything.
I think it did realy well considering the problems they had when it was deployed.
All the best
Dave
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Post by Davej »

Hi stella,

It looks like the last signal was heard this morning at 06.02 UT.

http://www.uk.amsat.org/2012/01/04/arissat-1-sk/

All the best
Dave
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