Monday, 2 January 2012

ARISSat - Last chance ?

According to the experts ARISSat will re-enter and burnout on 4 January 2012 at 10:00 UTC +/- 18 hours.

That leaves us (South Africans) with 1 possibly 2 more opportunities (passes) that we can capture the images and messages being sent from this satellite. Rather sad in a way?

The image below was captured this morning just after the satellite switched on, 14 minutes (approx) after being illuminated by the sun.

73, Pierre ZS6A

ARISSat 02 Jan 2012 @ 04:50 UTC


  1. Great pic from the sinking bird... I hope that we see more sats in 2012!

    73, Jeff KE9V

  2. Thanks Jeff,

    Rather sad to know that this satellite that is working so well, is about to go QRT…..

    73, Pierre ZS6A