AMSAT Special Bulletin

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    From the <A HREF=http://www.amsat.org/">AMSAT Webpage</A>...



    AO-40 Telemetry Transmissions Stop

    Development Team Investigating



    Early Wednesday, December 13th, telemetry transmissions from AO-40 stopped while work on the 400 N propulsion system was in progress. An investigation by the AO-40 development team has begun. They are now waiting for certain on-board software events to occur on Saturday afternoon, December 16th. These are programmed to start a spacecraft emergency routine called 'command-assist' which attempts to re-establish communications. This offers the best chance of recovering evidence of the incident which made the telemetry transmissions stop.



    When more information becomes available, we will pass it along.



    Signed,



    Dr. Karl Meinzer, DJ4ZC (and) Robin Haighton, VE3FRH

    President AMSAT-DL President AMSAT-NA
     
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