[amsat-bb] Re: New Satellite Downlink?
Rogerkola at aol.com
Wed Aug 25 16:27:28 PDT 2010
With increasing solar activity and "new" awareness of the possible
detrimental effects worldwide of solar storms, combined with the time
delay for a solar event to reach Earth (2-3 days) I believe that a
possible rebroadcast of "Solar Weather" ala WWV style, could be a useful
educational tool as well as a "timely" prognostication for radio
operations around the world.
It would also serve as a "town crier" type service, warning people
worldwide of a potential disruptive event.
The standardized resource could be WWV or any other agency willing to
provide the info on a daily basis.
Solar storm activity reports would not depend on internet access or
shortwave receivers but a common scanner and any computer.
The mission could be re-tasked after the sunspot peak is well passed.
Well...just my first thought... there may be others...
Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> Which two Transit series satellites did you say it might be?
>> There seems a choice of several.
> The only two that are working I think. #23 and #25.
> They are object numbers. 19070 and 19419
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