AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period
05 Nov 2021 = 68.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
06 Nov 2021 = 61.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
07 Nov 2021 = 55.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
08 Nov 2021 = 47.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
09 Nov 2021 = 45.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
10 Nov 2021 = 40.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
11 Nov 2021 = 36.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
12 Nov 2021 = 33.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
13 Nov 2021 = 29.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
14 Nov 2021 = 27.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
15 Nov 2021 = 24.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
16 Nov 2021 = 22.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
17 Nov 2021 = 20.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
18 Nov 2021 = 18.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
19 Nov 2021 = 18.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
20 Nov 2021 = 16.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
21 Nov 2021 = 17.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
22 Nov 2021 = 16.9 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
23 Nov 2021 = 13.7 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
24 Nov 2021 = 12.2 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
25 Nov 2021 = 9.5 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

AO-73 is spinning about the Z-Z axis in the reversed direction with a slow secondary motion about AO-73’s offset centre of mass of approximately 250 seconds.

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AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

29 Oct 2021 = 143.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
30 Oct 2021 = 125.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
31 Oct 2021 = 110.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
01 Nov 2021 = 100.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
02 Nov 2021 = 97.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
03 Nov 2021 = 79.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
04 Nov 2021 = 70.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 remains in a stable attitude and is spinning about the Z-Z axis in the reversed direction.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

15 Oct 2021 = 29.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
16 Oct 2021 = 27.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
17 Oct 2021 = 41.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
18 Oct 2021 = 55.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
19 Oct 2021 = 102.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
20 Oct 2021 = 149.4econds (from averaged panel temperatures)
21 Oct 2021 = 169.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 has now settled into a stable attitude and is spinning about the Z-Z axis in the reversed direction.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

08 Oct 2021 = 15.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
09 Oct 2021 = 19.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
10 Oct 2021 = 17.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
11 Oct 2021 = 18.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
12 Oct 2021 = 21.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
13 Oct 2021 = 23.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
14 Oct 2021 = 25.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 has now entered the phase where it is spinning in a very complex attitude about the Z-Z axis with a secondary rotation about the unbalanced Centre of Inertia of AO-73.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

01 Oct 2021 = 17.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
02 Oct 2021 = 16.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
03 Oct 2021 = 15.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
04 Oct 2021 = 14.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
05 Oct 2021 = 14.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
06 Oct 2021 = 14.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
07 Oct 2021 = 14.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 has now entered the phase where it is spinning in a very complex attitude about the Z-Z axis in the normal spin direction with a secondary rotation about the unbalanced Centre of Inertia of AO-73.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

24 Sep 2021 = 29.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
25 Sep 2021 = 26.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
26 Sep 2021 = 24.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
27 Sep 2021 = 23.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
28 Sep 2021 = 21.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
29 Sep 2021 = 20.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
30 Sep 2021 = 18.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 continues to spin in a stable attitude about the Z-Z axis in the normal spin direction.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

17 Sep 2021 = 50.5 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
18 Sep 2021 = 47.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
19 Sep 2021 = 44.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
20 Sep 2021 = 41.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
21 Sep 2021 = 37.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
22 Sep 2021 = 35.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
23 Sep 2021 = 31.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 is currently spinning in a stable attitude about the Z-Z axis in the normal spin direction.
AO-73 is now operating in continuous sun for approximately two months.

73 de Colin VK5HI.