VO-52 silent

No reports from HAMSAT since 1000 UTC.

Last report (heard and briefly used the transponder) from Ib, OZ1MY at 0826 UTC
On the next pass with AOS at 1003 UTC it was not on.

The AMSAT India / HAMSAT team confirmed the first ever non-availability of the transponder on HAMSAT VO-52 since 5th May 2005.

VO-52 health is monitored on a daily basis by ISRO, the telemetry and all telecommand is on non amateur radio frequencies and hence is managed by ISRO.
Communication for the satellite is on VHF (137MHz for TM and 149MHz for TC)

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