Sputnik-40, 24958

sbolton (sbolton@nbnet.nb.ca)
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 13:30:53 -0400

Sputnik-40 strongly heard again during 17:06 UT pass Nov 5, signal NOT
getting weaker.
I note that the strength of the beeps seems to vary in a semi regulr fashion.
While beeping at approx 80/min, the strength seems to fade every 3-4 beeps.
Could the sat be spinning, and of course the transmitting unit have some
directional pattern to it's antennae?

Again the question- does anyone know the projected battery life?  

Steve Bolton
Lat 45.4 N
Long  65.97 W