[amsat-bb] Re: Is Prospero still TX'ing?
g7hia at btinternet.com
Tue Sep 6 09:02:34 PDT 2011
Many thanks for the link to DD1US, great to have these recordings preserved.
73 John G7HIA
From: Trevor . <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 12:52:32
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Is Prospero still TX'ing?
Although funding to command the satellite ceased in 1996 the Prospero real-time
oribtal tracking page says it was heard in 2006.
I would image now the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey are attempting
to command the satellite again the 137.560 MHz beacon would become operational
if enough of the satellite is still working.
Given the 40th anniversary of this historic UK spacecraft takes place in October
I would expect the media would be very interested if any amateur succeeded in
receiving it in the coming weeks.
Audio recordings of the 0.3 watt phase modulated signal with PCM at 2048 bit/s
from Prospero on 137.560 MHz can be heard on the Sounds from Space website of
Matthias Bopp DD1US
Bernhard VA6BMJ says that there's an item about Prospero in the Space Boffins
73 Trevor M5AKA
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