AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

04 Jun 2021 = 39.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
05 Jun 2021 = 43.9 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
06 Jun 2021 = 49.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
07 Jun 2021 = 50.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
08 Jun 2021 = 48.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
09 Jun 2021 = 46.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
10 Jun 2021 = 43.0 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

Special thanks to Terry VK5GU and Colin VK3HBF for their assistance with downloads this week.
AO-73 continues to rotate in the reverse spin direction about the Z-Z axis with minimal Nutation.

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

28 May 2021 = 16.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
29 May 2021 = 18.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
30 May 2021 = 19.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
31 May 2021
01 Jun 2021 = 23.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
02 Jun 2021 = 25.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
03 Jun 2021 = 32.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

73 de Colin VK5HI.

AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

21 May 2021 = 16.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
22 May 2021 = 15.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
23 May 2021 = 15.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
24 May 2021 = 15.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
25 May 2021 = 14.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
26 May 2021 = 14.3 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
27 May 2021 = 15.6 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

AO-73 again reverted back to rotating about the Z-Z axis in the normal spin direction on 23rdth May.
This week AO-73 has remained rotating about the Z-Z axis with stable spin coupled with minimal
secondary rotation about AO-73’s offset centre of mass.

73 de Colin VK5HI.