[amsat-bb] Nanosail-D Sail Deploy Successful!
Alan Sieg WB5RMG
wb5rmg at somenet.net
Thu Jan 20 21:43:55 PST 2011
John - VE8EV said :
Received telemetry tonite that indicates a successful deploy of the sail.
Information from twitter.com/NanoSailD :
RT: @NanoSailD: John @naeisel has done it!
I have two valid data seta and both have the correct signatures.
RT: @NanoSailD: NanoSail-D has sent data that it deployed the sail.
Will wait until morning for ground based tracking to confirm.
Looks very promising John. What I understood from Dean earlier this evening is
that once the sail is deployed, there is a small S-Band Tx that will come on
for a few seconds out of every minute... Hopefully that will be detected soon
at one of the ground terminals for that final confirmation.
Maybe I should find out what that freq is... I only learned about this S-band
Tx tonite... Betcha there are some folks here that could hear that too ..!..
# Alan Sieg, WB5RMG since 1976
# wb5rmg(at)amsat(dot)org AMSAT#20554
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