Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ARISSat-1 Stops Transmitting

The AMSAT News Service reports that the ARISSat-1/KEDR satellite has stopped transmitting and has likely re-entered Earth's atmosphere. The last full telemetry transmission reported to the ARISSatTLM website was posted at 06:02:14 UTC as the satellite passed over Japan. Temperatures were reported as rising as atmospheric drag increased. ARISSat-1 was hand-launched from the International Space Station on August 3, 2011, and had no propulsion system to remain in orbit. For more info, go to <>.