[amsat-bb] Prospero

Roger Duthie rjad at mssl.ucl.ac.uk
Wed Oct 19 06:29:41 PDT 2011

Some of you may have heard that a team in the UK are trying to 
re-contact and old British launched satellite for the anniversary of its 
launch (28th October 1971).

We've been given a licence to transmit and will be testing our 
re-engineered ground-segment in the next fortnight.  The passes we are 
going to concentrate on will be as far out west as possible, as to 
minimise QRM from Europe.  Earth is a lot more EM noisy than it was in 1971.

If anyone in the UK wants to try and tune in to the downlink, you can 
help ID any response we get from the old bird.  The passes are 
summarised here:


There are other passes, though these are the ones which are out west.  
We'll see how we do.


Roger J A Duthie

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