Re: FO-29 solar 7-14-10
From: Frank Wiesenmeyer
To: Mineo Wakita
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 07:55:04 -0500
Enclosed is a new graph of FO-29 solar array current showing the now familiar
sudden jump in current. I have only two ideas for what causes this. First,
it may indicate a dead area in one of the solar panels. Second, there may be
some unusual solar illumination, where the sun is illuminating an area where
there is no solar panel such as the bottom attach fitting. Idid not see this
type of pattern a year ago, so something has changed. I would be very
interested in hearing what you or other users in the satellite community
think about the subject.
Thank you for your interest in sharing these results with others who are
interested in FO-29.