AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

29 Mar 2023 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
30 Mar 2023 = 2.09 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
31 Mar 2023 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
01 Apr 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
02 Apr 2024 = 2.12 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
03 Apr 2024 = 2.10 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
04 Apr 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

Latest WOD downloaded and extracted from the real-time telemetry.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

BeliefSat-0 – End of Mission

BeliefSat-0 NORAD Cat ID 58695 End of Mission

This mission was interesting as BeliefSat-0 is not a free flying satellite. Instead it is a “hosted payload” on a larger platform, in this case the spent upper stage of an Indian launch vehicle. The stage was modified such that it included solar panels and attitude control, so BeliefSat 0 and other payloads were designed to simply bolt on and plug in to a regulated power source. See https://www.isro.gov.in/POEM-3_Mission_achieves_Payload_objectives.html for details.

While BeliefSat-0 and its host POEM-3 remain in orbit for now, it appears that BeliefSat-0 has been shut down as there have not been any successful observations of it in SatNogs for several weeks. POEM-3 will reenter within the next few weeks “leaving zero debris in space” according to the Indian Space Resource Organization.

[ANS thanks Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager for the above information.]

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

15 Mar 2023 = 2.05 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
16 Mar 2023 = 2.09 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
17 Mar 2023 = 2.09 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
18 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
19 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
20 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
21 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
22 Mar 2023 = 2.05 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
23 Mar 2023 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
24 Mar 2023 = 2.07 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
24 Mar 2024 = 2.08 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
26 Mar 2024 = 2.06 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
27 Mar 2024 = 2.18 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
28 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

Latest WOD downloaded and extracted from the real-time telemetry.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

08 Mar 2023 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
09 Mar 2023 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
10 Mar 2023 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
11 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
12 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
13 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
14 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

01 Mar 2023 = 2.07 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
02 Mar 2023 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
03 Mar 2023 = 2.15 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
04 Mar 2024 = 2.13 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
05 Mar 2024 = 2.19 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
06 Mar 2024 = 2.24 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
07 Mar 2024 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

Latest WOD downloaded and extracted from the real-time telemetry.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

23 Feb 2023 = 2.11 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
24 Feb 2023 = 2.13 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
25 Feb 2023 = 2.17 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
26 Feb 2024 = 2.13 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
27 Feb 2024 = 2.14 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
28 Feb 2024 = 2.15 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
29 Feb 2024 = 2.15 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

Latest WOD downloaded and extracted from the realtime telemetry.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

16 Feb 2023 = 2.20 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
17 Feb 2023 = 2.21 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
18 Feb 2023 = 2.18 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
19 Feb 2024 = 2.25 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
20 Feb 2024 = 2.19 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
21 Feb 2024 = 2.19 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)
22 Feb 2024 = 2.17 seconds (from the Sun Sensor Data)

73 de Colin VK5HI.