[amsat-bb] P5-A: JPL Voyager Flight Team congratulates AMSAT-DL

Peter Guelzow peter.guelzow at kourou.de
Tue Jun 19 12:10:33 PDT 2007


in March 2006 the VOYAGER-1 interstellar probe was received by the
AMSAT-DL/IUZ team using the 20m dish in Bochum.
Imagine that Voyager 1 is the furthest object away from earth build by

A reception report including a poster was sent to the JPL team and a few
days ago we received the following eMail, together with a nice picture
of the Voyager Flight Team and our reception report in their hands.

" On June 6, 2007, the Voyager Flight Team opened the photo we received
in the mail from you.  Congratulations on your successful downlink
acquisition of Voyager 1 at your 20 meter tracking station.  Acquiring
such a distant object is a remarkable achievement, especially for an
amateur team.  Thank you very much for your interest in Voyager. "

 As a token of our appreciation, please find the attached photo of our
team.  Voyager Flight Team Members are, from left to right, Mr. Ed
Massey - Project Manager, Steve Howard - Ground Data Systems Engineer,
Thomas Weeks - Attitude Control Sensors Engineer, Regina Wong - Science
Processing, Larry Zotarelli - Sequence Engineer, Pearline Johnson -
Finance, Jim Jaeger - Data System Engineer, Roger Ludwig - Telecom &
Sequence Integration Engineer, Sun Matsumoto - System Lead & Fault
Protection Engineer, Enrique Medina - Attitude Control & Electrical
Power Engineer, Glenda Sherman - Secretary,
Jefferson Hall - Mission Director.

  Roger Ludwig
  on behalf of the Voyager Flight Team "

The picture can be found here:


Congratulations to our AMSAT-DL/IUZ team in Bochum for this huge
It also demonstrates now officially that the 20m dish is good enough to
support the AMSAT P5-A Mission to Mars

Peter DB2OS
AMSAT-DL President

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