Unfortunately, we are sorry to inform that the ‘Expert Committee’ overseeing the VO-52 (HAMSAT) performance has advised to extend the ‘Observation Period’ by an other week.
Hence, the decision to switch on the transponder # 2 is now put ‘ON HOLD’ till further notice. In-convenience caused to the users is regretted.
This latest decision is just only a postponement and nothing to worry about the health of the spacecraft. We re-assure you all that VO-52 is very strong and in a ‘Perfect Health’ condition.
[PE0SAT Thanks VU2WMY for the above information]