[amsat-bb] Re: RAFT is coming down! Grab telemetry
daleh at alaska.net
Tue May 29 17:38:18 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.....
> "DAMN THAT WAS FUN"
>> -----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...
>> 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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I have been following this thread closely.. I just wish I could
be able to participate. Unfortunately due to my far north
latitude it forbids me to be there. I am there in spirit though.
I think it is so neat to be able to detect the radar envelope with
a little cube sat.
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