Wednesday, 4 January 2012

ARISSat – Last transmissions recorded ??

The chances are good that Eddie ZS6BNE and I were the last to copy signals from the above satellite.

The signals were very poor compared to the last few passes we witnessed in the last few days. The MP3 recording I made clearly indicates when the transmitter switched on at 03:57:48 UTC the SSTV transmission begins some 10 seconds later. A very noisy image was recorded with some fairly strong audio telemetry that followed that end then disappeared into the noise.

According to the Live OSCAR Satellite Status page it was not heard again. Did we have the dubious honour to be the last to hear the satellite before it re-entered and burned out?

73, Pierre ZS6A

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