POPSAT-HIP1 update

Dear everyone,

We’d like to update the situation for POPSAT. We’re sorry that we can’t yet enable the Morse beacon, since the recent power budget doesn’t seem to allow, but we still have daily contact with POPSAT.

Attached is the battery voltage profile until today. As can be seen, the voltage fluctuates, there was a hopeful moment that the voltage might go up further, but apparently the combination between degraded solar panels and battery prevent the easy charging. Other than this, the subsystems are doing fine, we can still maintain our telemetry and telecommand.
We’re exploring ways to keep POPSAT alive and perhaps to have the beacon in limited region. We’ll update again then.

Thank you & Regards,
Yesie 9V1SQ


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