AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

01 May 2020 = 139.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
02 May 2020 = 145.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
03 May 2020 = 127.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
04 May 2020 = 142.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
05 May 2020 = 113.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
06 May 2020 = 105.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
07 May 2020 = 95.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 continues to maintain a very stable attitude and is spinning about the Z-Z axis with increasing Nutation.
On May 7th at 1650utc AO-73 again commenced eclipse periods with an eclipse of 12 seconds.
By May 14th they will have increased to 12 minutes per orbit.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

24 Apr 2020 = 315.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
25 Apr 2020 = 268.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
26 Apr 2020 = 230.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
27 Apr 2020 = 200.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
28 Apr 2020 = 176.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
29 Apr 2020 = 165.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
30 Apr 2020 = 161.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 continues to maintain a very stable attitude and is spinning about the Z-Z axis with minimal Nutation.
On May 7th at 1650utc AO-73 will again experience eclipse periods with an eclipse of 12 seconds.
By May 14th they will have increased to 12 minutes per orbit.

73 de Colin VK5HI.