[amsat-bb] Re: RAFT is coming down! Grab telemetry

Stargate stargatesg1 at verizon.net
Tue May 29 16:49:41 PDT 2007


Any projection as to where it will re-enter? If it was close, we might to
see a RAFT shooting the
stars instead of the rapids. hihi

Wish I could help with the data but still building the station.


A good friend will come and bail you out of jail,
A TRUE friend will be sitting next to you saying.....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org]On
> Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:03 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RAFT is coming down! Grab telemetry
> RAFT is de-orbiting within the next 12 hours or so.
> It will arrive much earlier than any prediction based on
> Keplarian Elements because they are always too old.  Best bet is
> to start 20 minutes early and point your beam towards AOS and
> where it will get about 10 deg above the horizon and wait.  Then
> manually follow the short 3 minutes along the track...
> - Who will get the last telemetry?
> - How hot will it get before telemetry dies?
> We need worldwide operators collecting telemetry packets if they
> want to capture the last packet.
> See the live temperature plot on the RAFT-RE_ENTRY WEB PAGE...
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/craft/save-raft.html
> We particularly need data from the southern hemisphere where the
> passes are in the sun and will show the highest temps...
> Tune in 145.825 1200 baud AX.25 packet.  And even with a small
> antenna, on the two overhead passes per day, you should get at
> least one telemetry packet.  They are every 10 seconds..  Each
> one begins with a unique serial T#nnn and so we can merge
> different captures from different folks.
> Bob, WB4APR
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