FUNCube-1 spin rate update

13 Apr 2018 = 18.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
14 Apr 2018 = 18.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
15 Apr 2018 = 18.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
16 Apr 2018 = 17.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
17 Apr 2018 = 17.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
18 Apr 2018 = 17.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
19 Apr 2018 = 17.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

The spin rate this week has again remained relatively constant.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

FUNCube-1 – update spin rate

06 Apr 2018 = 19.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
07 Apr 2018 = 19.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
08 Apr 2018 = 18.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
09 Apr 2018 = 19.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
10 Apr 2018 = 18.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
11 Apr 2018 = 18.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
12 Apr 2018 = 18.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

The spin rate this week has remained relatively constant.

73
de Colin VK5HI.

FUNCube-1 – update spin periode

30 Mar 2018 = 21.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
31 Mar 2018 = 21.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
01 Apr 2018 = 20.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
02 Apr 2018 = 19.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
03 Apr 2018 = 19.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
04 Apr 2018 = 20.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
05 Apr 2018 = 19.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

The Nutation in recent days has again increased in magnitude, which makes for poor downloading performance in the Southern Hemisphere.
Any comments from the Northern Hemisphere?.

73
de Colin VK5HI.

FUNcube-1/AO73 Operations

As previously advised, AO73 will shortly be entering fullsun light and already the eclipse periods are only 11/12 minutes every orbit. Current predictions indicate that full sun will commence on Feb 6th and last through until March 14th.
Our autonomous, on-board, scheduling system is based uponswitching modes when entering and leaving eclipses, was not designed for this situations and will therefore not besuitable for operations over the next few months.
In line with the recently published plan, AO73 was switched to continuous amateur mode earlier this morning and will stay in this mode until Sunday night or Monday morning. We expect that this schedule will continue until mid April. The next full sun periods are then expected to return again in late August. Further info is available at https://funcube.org.uk/news/

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