n9avg writes... "AO-40 Update de AMSAT-DL 27-December-2000</p> <h3>IPS up & running, updated Keps</h3> DB2OS: ZL1AOX successfully uploaded IPS and we have now first telemetry. We are currently investigating the telemetry to determine the status and healthy of the spacecraft. The spacecraft will only transmit on S-Band and we will not switch TX configuration to V-Band until we have a better knowledge of the s/c status.</p> DJ4ZC: A first (quick) look has revealed that some temperature sensors and possibly some current sensors have been lost by whatever incident caused the telemetry transmissions to stop. However, the power situation, in particular the battery voltages, look nominal.</p> We will now start a detailed analysis of the situation; the command stations will continue to follow a conservative philosophy with the primary target of not causing any additional damage along with retaining as much evidence as possible for the analysis of the incident.</p> Furthermore, command stations will now try to uplink the entire operational software package, which in particular should establish positive control over the power generation system. From there on, the communications capabilities of the spacecraft will be explored. The 2-meter transmitter is considered off limits for the time being (in case that it may have been damaged and thus might have the potential to cause the IHU to crash). The risk is too large before the WARTE-ORBITS and COMMAND-ASSIST programs have been updated to reflect the actual capabilities of the satellite available after the incident.</p> During the next few days we hope to learn to what extent the satellite was damaged and to what extent this will impact mission targets. When we have further analysis, we will report again.</p> 73's, Karl, DJ4ZC </p>"