[amsat-bb] Re: Is Prospero still TX'ing?

John Heath g7hia at btinternet.com
Tue Sep 6 09:02:34 PDT 2011


Hi Trevor,

Many thanks for the link to DD1US, great to have these recordings preserved.

73 John G7HIA 




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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.
http://www.vk3ukf.com/Space/GadgetSatProspero.htm

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
http://www.dd1us.de/spacesounds%204.html

Bernhard VA6BMJ says that there's an item about Prospero in the Space Boffins 
podcast:
http://audioboo.fm/boos/431009-space-boffins-podcast2

73 Trevor M5AKA


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