STRaND-1 04-08-2013 18:03 UTC
Here is an image from the orbit that STRaND-1 had during this pass. AOS was in the North-East and LOS almost due South. I am puzzled why STRaND-1 is sometimes much stronger when switching to LHCP. This was such a pass and in the images below you can see the difference.
Date and Time: 04-08-2013 18:03 - 18:17 UTC Object : STRAND 1 Max elevation: 54 degree Azimuth : 018 - 184 degree Polarization : LHCP Strongest Signal : max 30 dB above noise Frequency : 437.568000 MHz FM +/- doppler Status : Active Remark : LHCP much stronger then RHCP, 518 Frames
Kiss file: STRaND-1_04082013_1754.kss
Signal difference between LHCP and RHCP in the beginning of the pass. You can see the difference when I switch between LHCP and RHCP.
Further in the pass and closer as you can see in the signal strength. And again a big difference in signal strength when switching between LHCP and RHCP.
The last image, is the decoded data from the frames that I received during this pass. It looks that the solar panels on the +Y array are producing the largest amount of power. Does this tell something about the fact that signals are stronger when using LHCP.