[amsat-bb] Re: Prospero
pe0sat at vgnet.nl
Wed Oct 19 09:38:20 PDT 2011
I am not in the UK but would like listen for this old bird.
I found the following TLE on space-track
PROSPERO (BLACK ARROW)
1 05580U 71093A 11291.61144574 +.00002376 +00000-0 +56163-3 0 09176
2 05580 082.0410 258.8711 0544021 299.6964 055.1125 13.90307377003077
What download freq and modulation can we listen for?
73 Jan PE0SAT
On Wed, October 19, 2011 15:29, Roger Duthie wrote:
> 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
> 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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