[amsat-bb] Re: RAX-2 Launch In 30 Minutes
jwcutler at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 04:43:44 PDT 2011
Launch was great. PPods have deployed! First transmission in about 30
minutes or so.
James W. Cutler, Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Department of Aerospace Engineering
1320 Beal Avenue
3013 FXB Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 5:59 AM, Jeff Yanko <wb3jfs at cox.net> wrote:
> 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>
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> 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.
>> Bryan Herbert - KE6ZGP
>> Newhall, CA. DM04RJ USA
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