[amsat-bb] I havn't gotten a ROUND TUIT yet.
archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 6 02:49:17 PST 2008
Thank you. I've got it all sorted out now. In fact, I suspect that which Amsat-UK have on the video as X-3 may well have been an Orbcomm satellite on 137.560Mhz ... but I may be wrong ... I havn't gotten around to checking the TLM yet.
I have the Orbcomm software so it should be easy to compare.
I put the X-3 keps into NOVA and InstantTRACK so it will be relatively easy to check - when I have time.
Thanks again for the X-3 keps.
73 John. <la2qaa at amsat.org>
To: eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com
From: th.frey at vtxmail.ch
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:05:59 +0100
Subject: Re: [eu-amsat] A lot! of felines ... or ... Cat: Nr: 05580
John Hackett schrieb:
> Hello Folks,
> Does anyone know where I might obtain keps for object
> nr: 1973 583A, catalogue nr: 05580 ??.
Here is your set:
1 05580U 71093A 08035.91733844 .00000129 00000-0 24102-4 0 7288
2 05580 082.0434 342.4015 0548957 143.7064 220.2679 13.89539227815329
But the object nr. doesn't match !
> My first shot was Celestrak but the page refused to accept the
> previous password it used to.
> (There is no facility for 'remembering' an old password).
> It's simply too much faffing around creating a new identity.
> Any suggestions and I'd be most grateful.
At Celestrak you don't need a password.
> This is the first 100% British satellite launched 35 years ago.
> There's a video on the Amsat-UK website showing that it's still
> It was also known as Prospero X-3.
> USELESS INFORMATION DEPT:
> Prospero? ... Aye!, the Duke of Milan in William Shakespeare's ... '
> The Tempest' ... read the play and you'll understand why the satellite
> was christened thus.
> 73 John. <la2qaa at amsat.org>
> From: archie.hackett at hotmai l.com
> To: g7hia at btinternet.com
> CC: john at manchester.ac.uk; allan_gm1sxx at hotmail.com
> Subject: Cat: Nr: 05580
> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 01:28:29 +0100
> Hello John,
> Re: the Prospero X-3 satellite.
> It's object nr: 1973 583A, catalogue nr: 05580.
> I've listened to the Amsat-UK website audio recording and noted
> the frequency as 137.560 WFM ... but I can't find any keps anywhere!.
> Any ideas where I might find current keps ??.
> I tried the CelestTRACK website but it refuses to accept my
> password since I last checked in a year ago.
> The Wikipedia page noters that it was decomissioned long ago but
> that it's still transmitting ... with an estimated life of 100 years.
> Interesting power situation there ... nuclear based ??.
> If I could find the keps I could have a listen. Any other 'secret'
> info ??.
> 73 John 2 <la2qaa at amsat.org>
Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Regards, 73
Thomas Frey, HB9SKA
Thomas Frey, Holzgasse 2, CH-5242 Birr, Tel. + Fax: 056 444 93 41
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