AO-73 : Funcube 1

Spin Period
02 Aug 2019 = 68.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
03 Aug 2019 = 65.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
04 Aug 2019 = 60.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
05 Aug 2019 = 56.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
06 Aug 2019 = 52.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
07 Aug 2019 = 48.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
08 Aug 2019 = 44.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

Both my solar prediction programs, Stacey W4SM’s SolarC.exe and Mike DK3WN’s Illum.exe both showed AO-73 entered full sun early on the UTC morning of the 9th August.
Over the last week AO-73 has developed a small level of Nutation associated with increased rotational speed.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

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