[amsat-bb] Re: CASSIOPE's Foldable Antennas
Raydel Abreu Espinet (CM2ESP)
cm2esp at frcuba.co.cu
Sat Sep 28 20:52:59 PDT 2013
Hi Bernhard and all,
I guess you are looking into the wrong catalogue number. Allouette-2 is
1965-098-A, not "L" which is what you looked for. I download its TLE
regularly from Space-Track. NORAD Number is 01804.
The TLE I am sending you is from 4 days ago are still good, in a previous
e-mail I sent the frequencies:
0 ALOUETTE 2
1 01804U 65098A 13267.80431926 .00000325 00000-0 11085-3 0 4491
2 01804 079.8011 254.0639 1347527 258.0698 086.6578 12.24267898109332
Mike Kenny has a nice page with old ages and historical 136-138 MHz band
emitters. I don't remember the address, but you can Google it.
By the way, my apologize to the rest of the AMSAT-BB readers, as it is not a
100% ham sat topic....
----- Original Message -----
From: "B J" <va6bmj at gmail.com>
To: "Raydel Abreu Espinet (CM2ESP)" <cm2esp at frcuba.co.cu>
Cc: "AMSAT-BB at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: CASSIOPE's Foldable Antennas
> On 9/28/13, Raydel Abreu Espinet (CM2ESP) <cm2esp at frcuba.co.cu> wrote:
>> Regarding Canada's Space Program, did you know that Canada's oldie
>> Allouette-2 is back to live???, or at least its transmitters.....
>> While I was monitoring the 136-138 satellite sub-band a couple of months
>> with a RTL2832U based cheap SDR dongle I founded weird doppler shifted
>> signals not matching any known transmitting satellite. After reporting it
>> the HearSat mailing list and posterior confirmation from Mike Kenny in
>> Australia the best match was Canadian old satellite Allouete-2 launched
> I found a tracking URL for it:
> Apparently it re-entered on 1999-12-15 and NASA has nothing on it:
> Alouette-1, on the other hand, is still in orbit:
> and here's what NASA has on it:
> Now you've got me interested.....
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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