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AO-92 Satellite Reaches end of Life

Fox-1D (AO-92) was an AMSAT CubeSat satellite that operated for just over 6 years in orbit and proved to be a popular option for amateur radio satellite operators through its FM transponder. In addition to the transponder, the versatile satellite contained several payloads including an L-band converter, an experimental camera, and a MEMS GYRO experiment.

With aging batteries, the satellite could no longer operate reliably and was mostly inoperable in recent months. The satellite reentered earth's orbit on February 3rd.

Read more about distance records set with AO-92 and view a gallery of images captured from the experimental camera.

Source: AMSAT 

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