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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS028 (1995)

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ARLS028 DOVE OSCAR 17 Fails Again

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Space Bulletin 028  ARLS028
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  December 30, 1995
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS028
ARLS028 DOVE OSCAR 17 Fails Again

The DOVE OSCAR 17 satellite has failed again after a brief time back
on 2 meters broadcasting a holiday greeting. The latest failure
occurred December 29 at 0500Z as the AMSAT DOVE team continued to
reload the spacecraft's software in the wake of a failure December 3.

Jim White, WD0E, of the AMSAT DOVE team says the latest crash
suggests a hardware problem aboard the spacecraft. The team had hoped
that reloading the satellite's software would fix the problem.

DOVE-OSCAR 17 is used for educational and research purposes.
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