Happy Birthday FUNcube-1!

| November 21, 2014

FUNcube-1, otherwise known as AO73, has celebrated its first birthday.

It was launched at 07.10UTC on 21 Nov 2013.

The satellite has been performing very satisfactorily with the battery voltage keeping above eight volts and is fully charged within about seven to 10 minutes after re-entering sunlight from eclipse.

AMSAT-UK would like to thank all those who download telemetry and forwarding it to the warehouse and who use the transponder.

This telemetry data is invaluable, both as an educational resource and to see how the spacecraft systems are performing and surviving.

So far almost 400MB of unique data via stations from all around the world has been collected.

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