[amsat-bb] Re: Oscar 9 Re-entry

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Mon Dec 24 13:42:48 PST 2007

>I was very interested in Jeff's and Dave's comments.  Was there more
>than one 'Chicken Little' competition?  AMSAT-UK took over the
>competition which was originally started by UoS.  The winner was Geoff
>G3ENY, who sadly is no longer with us.
>I spent quite a lot of time attempting to predict the 'burn-up'of
>OSCAR-9 and Salyut7.  I'll put together what information I can find, and
>post it here in a few days time.  I would be very interested whether any
>one can find any references in the AMSAT Journal or elsewhere, other
>than in OSCAR News, which I already have.

I haven't been following ANDE, but with the tools available today, a 
lot of people should come pretty close...

I did it with manual recording of the various parameters b'cast by 
O9, and used the one that seemed the best predictor of its 
demise...Leanore and I both submitted entries, but we were not on the 
winners list!!

I feel very fortunate that I recorded and submitted the last 
telemetry, and was given credit for it by UoS.

I showed my "prowess" http://home.san.rr.com/doguimont/uploads


I have all of Project Oscars pubs somewhere (my wife, KA6UCD, did the 
"OSCAR LETTER"  with Issue #19 in Jan 91) She has copies of all the 
ones she published, she did it for over two years...

She inherited it from Margaret Nakayama,  KB6HWV, who did issue #18.
Margaret inherited it from her husband Gary Nakayama.

I have his copy #8, and it was called "Project Oscar, User's Group 
Newsletter"....That is dated October 1987...

And somewhere in my garage I have a copy that records all the stats 
on the demise of O9.....UoS may have that info somewhere also???

Maybe Jeff, wb3jfs at cox.net, can tell you the leaders...seems to me he 
was right up front....

Off to a garage search...gad, I hate that!!

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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