[amsat-bb] Re: New Satellites

Jonathan Wagner jonathan at jonathanwagner.net
Fri Apr 20 06:26:21 PDT 2007


Roger,

We are actually doing a little bit of both using prediction software to 
guess where the sat is coming over and then manually adjust antennas 
during the pass.  This worked well for the first couple days, but now 
that the objects are separating, we don't know which object to point at. 

Jonathan Wagner




Roger Kolakowski wrote:
> Hi Jonathan...
>
> It almost sounds like you are using tracking software to control your 
> antennas. If so, at this point it might be better to disable automatic 
> tracking and "hand point" your system to determine which object 
> closest meets your needs.
>
> Just a thought...
>
> Roger
> WA1KAT
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan Wagner" 
> <jonathan at jonathanwagner.net>
> To: "Mineo Wakita" <ei7m-wkt at asahi-net.or.jp>
> Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 7:53 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: New Satellites
>
>
>> We're still not sure which object CAPE-1 is since we haven't heard it
>> recently.  We think 31122 (OBJECT F) is P-POD A with CP4, Aerocube and
>> Boeing's cube.  Tethers Unlimited's MAST was detected using tracking
>> information for 31126 (OBJECT J). OBJECTS L, M and N are believed to be
>> the P-POD B group CAPE1, Libertad1 and CP3, but no good contact has been
>> made tracking these.  A station in Denmark reported hearing something 
>> from
>> the L/M/N cluster but nothing decipherable.  If anyone on here has time
>> and a station set up for tracking, any help finding the cubes is greatly
>> appreciated.
>>
>> The latest we were tracking was an older version of this TLE.
>>
>> 1 31129U 07012N   07110.22204978  .00000384  00000-0  10000-3 0   102
>> 2 31129 098.0841 185.3550 0102972 204.2636 155.3680 14.51906202   399
>>
>> Jonathan Wagner, KE5FSG
>>
>> On Fri, April 20, 2007 5:34 am, Mineo Wakita wrote:
>>>
>>> EGYPTSAT 1      31117
>>> SAUDISAT 3      31118
>>> SAUDICOMSAT 7   31119
>>> SL-24 DEB       31120
>>> SAUDICOMSAT 6   31121
>>> OBJECT F        31122
>>> SL-24 R/B       31123
>>> SAUDICOMSAT 5   31124
>>> SAUDICOMSAT 3   31125
>>> OBJECT J        31126
>>> OBJECT K        31127
>>> OBJECT L        31128
>>> OBJECT M        31129
>>> OBJECT N        31130
>>>
>>> OBJECT J = CAPE-1 ?
>>> 1 31126U 07012K   07109.87495130  .00000393  00000-0  10000-3 0    87
>>> 2 31126 098.0837 185.0256 0094278 205.2982 154.3455 14.53328747   387
>>>
>>> http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt
>>> http://www.space-track.org/perl/login.pl
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------------
>>> Name: Mineo Wakita / JE9PEL, JAMSAT member
>>> Mail: ei7m-wkt at asahi-net.or.jp
>>> URL : http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/
>>> QTH : Yokohama Japan, GL:pm95tj
>>> Date: Apr 20, 2007
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