POPSAT-HIP1 beacon

Hello everyone,

Another month has passed (which made POPSAT now 9-month old and thus it’s time for another update.
Unfortunately POPSAT now can only be awake when there’s Sun illumination.
Our investigation seems to indicate a combined problem among the solar panels, battery charging capability, as well as the EPS itself.

Recently, we’ve been enabling the Morse beacon just when we have our contacts in the morning. But then the beacon will be off at the next eclipse.
So it can be heard in limited time and regions, which are South East Asia, China, Siberia, and India.

And attached is the updated battery voltage until today.

Thank you & 73,
Yesie 9V1SQ


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