On 21 and 22 March 2012 (Wednesday, Thursday) we will switch the satellite to silent mode again as a repetition of the last silent mode data aquisition. In silent mode, all RF transmission of the satellite is turned off, the satellite is only on reception. After these experiments regular telemetry transmission will be turned on again.
Planned schedule for 16 March
at 23.27 UTC the satellite is commanded to silent mode
at 00.57 UTC the satellite turns back to normal mode
This means that between 23.27 – 00.57 UTC the satellite’s transmitters will be turned off intentionally, to prevent the disturbance of sensitive EM measurements. According to the schedule, the satellite will turn back to normal mode automatically.