[amsat-bb] Re: Preliminary TLE's For Mondays Vega Launch
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Sun Feb 12 15:54:59 PST 2012
Hi Mark / group
Thanks for that.
If you've run the keps you will have seen that the satellites will be over the East Coast of the USA just 15 minutes after they start transmitting. AOS for the East coast is around 1 hour 50 minutes after launch. Some of the University ground stations will not hear their own signals for 5 hours.
>From launch, Vega travels north up the Atlantic and deploys the cubesats about half an orbit later to the south of Australia.
Allowing a little time to move apart, the sats start transmitting over the Pacific to the West of Chile. 15 mins later they are in range of Florida and the East coast.
The telemetry and signal levels should be interesting as they seem to be in almost constant sunlight and the altitude varies from 1450km down to 300km.
www.videocorner.tv for launch coverage.
From: Mark L. Hammond <marklhammond at gmail.com>
To: Trevor . <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>; amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 22:00
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Preliminary TLE's For Mondays Vega Launch
Here is an updated version of the info for SatPC32, to match the name/case in
the TLE's posted by Trever.
ALMASat-1,2407850.0,435100.0,FM,FM,Nor,2256000.0,0, Sband FM
PW-SAT,145900.0,435020.0,USB,FM,Nor,0,0,12kBPSK and xpdr
PW-SAT,145902.0,435032.0,USB,FM,Nor,0,0,12kBPSK and xpdr
XATCOBEO,437365,145940.0,FM,FM,Nor,0,0,1k2 AFSK Simplex
XATCOBEO,145940.0,437365,FM,FM,Nor,0,0,1k2 AFSK SSR dwnlnk
By the way---if you are having trouble with the TLEs as posted---try opening the
.TXT file from within Word; copy the info, and paste into a new .TXT file. That
fixed the LF/CR issues I was seeing...
At 05:23 PM 2/12/2012 +0000, Trevor . wrote:
>Preliminary sets of TLE's for a launch at 1000, 1100 or 1200 UT are available
>73 Trevor M5AKA
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