[amsat-bb] Re: P5-A: JPL Voyager Flight Team congratulates AMSAT-DL
peter.guelzow at kourou.de
Tue Jun 19 13:52:15 PDT 2007
I forgot to mention that in March *this* year the Voayger-1 reception
was repeated and the 100 AU border was succeeded...
Peter Guelzow wrote:
> in March 2006 the VOYAGER-1 interstellar probe was received by the
> AMSAT-DL/IUZ team using the 20m dish in Bochum.
> Imagine that Voyager 1 is the furthest object away from earth build by
> A reception report including a poster was sent to the JPL team and a few
> days ago we received the following eMail, together with a nice picture
> of the Voyager Flight Team and our reception report in their hands.
> " On June 6, 2007, the Voyager Flight Team opened the photo we received
> in the mail from you. Congratulations on your successful downlink
> acquisition of Voyager 1 at your 20 meter tracking station. Acquiring
> such a distant object is a remarkable achievement, especially for an
> amateur team. Thank you very much for your interest in Voyager. "
> As a token of our appreciation, please find the attached photo of our
> team. Voyager Flight Team Members are, from left to right, Mr. Ed
> Massey - Project Manager, Steve Howard - Ground Data Systems Engineer,
> Thomas Weeks - Attitude Control Sensors Engineer, Regina Wong - Science
> Processing, Larry Zotarelli - Sequence Engineer, Pearline Johnson -
> Finance, Jim Jaeger - Data System Engineer, Roger Ludwig - Telecom &
> Sequence Integration Engineer, Sun Matsumoto - System Lead & Fault
> Protection Engineer, Enrique Medina - Attitude Control & Electrical
> Power Engineer, Glenda Sherman - Secretary,
> Jefferson Hall - Mission Director.
> Roger Ludwig
> on behalf of the Voyager Flight Team "
> The picture can be found here:
> Congratulations to our AMSAT-DL/IUZ team in Bochum for this huge
> It also demonstrates now officially that the 20m dish is good enough to
> support the AMSAT P5-A Mission to Mars
> Peter DB2OS
> AMSAT-DL President
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