[amsat-florida] Re: Fw: Themis Launch Scrubbed

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Feb 18 10:07:51 PST 2007


That's been a common problem on all AMSAT lists the last week or so...

Merete and I saw the launch from the front yard...I'll try to post a pic 
tonight.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Keith N4ZQ" <n4zq at netzero.com>
To: <amsat-florida at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 9:19 AM
Subject: [amsat-florida] Fw: Themis Launch Scrubbed


> This message took over 24 hours to be posted? What's the deal???
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> Sorry it wasn't delivered in a timely manner...
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> ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
> As I was afraid, the high winds forced NASA to scrub the Friday night
> launch of the Themis satellites on board a Delta 2 rocket. The
> rescheduled launch is now set for Saturday February 17 at 6:01 PM EST
> ((23:01 UTC), the opening of a 18 minute launch window.
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> The five satellites on board will study the F Layer of the ionosphere
> for the next two years to gain knowledge on how solar storms effect
> the earths atmosphere. As radio hams we all know how the sun, and in
> particular solar storms, can have a great effect on our radio
> signals. More information on the Themis mission can be found at
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> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/themis/main/index.html
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> Be sure to check out the Multimedia video of the Themis story. Really
> cool animation.
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> Orginal Message:
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> Those in the Cape Canaveral Florida and surrounding areas might look
> for a Delta 2 launch this evening, Friday. The launch window opens at
> 18:05 EST ( 23:05 UTC) and last for 18 minutes. The skies here in the
> Tampa Bay area have cleared, and hope the winds will lay down. I also
> hope to have a visual of the Themis satellite launch from about 125
> miles away.
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> If your not in visual range you can watch the launch on NASA TV. One
> way to view it is to go to Space.Com next launch window and click on
> watch the 'Launch web-cast on NASA TV'
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> http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/launches/next_launch.html
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> Let's hope for the winds to come down.
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> 73,  Keith N4Q
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