AO-73 : Funcube-1

Rotation Period

03 Aug 2021 = 20.8 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
04 Aug 2021 = 20.1 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
05 Aug 2021 = 18.4 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
06 Aug 2021 = 19.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
07 Aug 2021 = 19.7 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
08 Sep 2021 = 20.2seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)
09 Sep 2021 = 22.2 seconds (from averaged panel temperatures)

Special thanks to Terry VK5GU and Colin VK3HBF for their continued assistance with downloads this week.

AO-73 continues to maintain a complex attitude the result of normal spin rotation about the Z-Z axis with the Z-Z axis slowly rotating about AO-73’s unbalanced Moment of Inertia. Over the last 3 days the rotation about the unbalanced MOI has noted to have become increasingly significant.
The most recent download over VK at 0623utc 10th September by Colin VK3HBF highlighting that attitude is as follows :-

73 de Colin VK5HI.

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