AO-73 to Temporarily Pause Transponder Operations

February 25, 2024

After a good period of transponder activity FUNcube batteries need a short rest. We plan to switch the transponder OFF between March 3rd to 15th subject to operational conditions. The satellite will be placed Safe mode and will still provide low power telemetry

First launched in 2013, AO-73 (FUNcube-1) is a popular satellite among amateur radio operators taking advantage of its VHF to UHF transponder. The satellite also transmits telemetry data which is used as an educational component in schools.

Source: AMSAT  open_in_new

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