[amsat-bb] Re: RAX-2 Launch In 30 Minutes

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Fri Oct 28 02:59:07 PDT 2011

Watched the launch from Las Vegas, NV.  It rose over the Spring Mountians
and arced southwestly and just before it disappeared behind the neighbors
rooftop, the first stage seperation occured.  At first, it looked like a
plane then I noticed the exhaust plume as it got bigger as it gained


Jeff  WB3JFS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Herbert" <ke6zgp at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 2:20 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] RAX-2 Launch In 30 Minutes

> They're in the final hold, weather is awesome and everything looks good to 
> go for the 0948 UTC launch. Much like RAX-1, RAX-2 will have an Amateur 
> Radio beacon spitting out 500mW of 9600 baud GMSK every 20 seconds from 
> it's right handed circularly polarized antenna... Such a spunky lil 
> bird... Once she reaches orbit and the ground stations are able to track 
> her they will upload the TLE data to their site.
> http://rax.engin.umich.edu/?page_id=308
> -- 
> Bryan Herbert - KE6ZGP
> Newhall, CA. DM04RJ USA
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