[amsat-bb] Re: British Satellite Prospero heard ??

Roger Kolakowski rogerkola at aol.com
Fri Oct 27 16:23:29 PDT 2006

I found this....
Maybe it's store and forward?

"The satellite carries a transponder at 137.56MHz. After 10 years in orbit
satellite was still occasionally reactivated and telemetry was received at
the Lasham groundstation."

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "john heath" <g7hia at btinternet.com>
To: "amsat" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 12:44 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] British Satellite Prospero heard ??

> Can anyone verify the reception of signals from this old satellite?
> The BBC TV programe Coast visited the Black Arrow test site on the Isle of
> This was the location for a static firing test site, part of the sucessful
UK rocket program in the 1960's-70's
> On the programe they demonstrated reception of short pulses which were
claimed to be from the satellite Prospero.
> Object number 5580. Is this genuine,  or did they pick up something else
which they attributed to Prosopero.
> An AOR scanner was shown but I was not quick enough to see the frequency
display.  Did anyone record it on video?
> The antenna was a small yagi hand held.
> The only reference to a recent reception report I can find on the net
dates to 2002 and a frequency of 137.560.
> Element sets for Prospero are available from the Space-Track web site.
> (see the Space Page, RadCom January 2006.
> 73 John G7HIA
> PS/ I listened on numerous day light orbits early in the year and heard
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