[amsat-bb] Re: New Satellite Downlink?

Roger Kolakowski 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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