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

Peter Guelzow peter.guelzow at kourou.de
Tue Jun 19 13:52:15 PDT 2007

I forgot to mention that in March *this* year the Voayger-1 reception
was repeated and the 100 AU border was succeeded...

73s Peter

Peter Guelzow wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> humans.
> http://www.amsat-dl.org//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=62&Itemid=151
> 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.
>   Sincerely,
>   Roger Ludwig
>   on behalf of the Voyager Flight Team "
> The picture can be found here:
> http://www.amsat-dl.org//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=142&Itemid=97
> Congratulations to our AMSAT-DL/IUZ team in Bochum for this huge
> achievement.
> It also demonstrates now officially that the 20m dish is good enough to
> support the AMSAT P5-A Mission to Mars
> 73s
> Peter DB2OS
> AMSAT-DL President
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