[amsat-bb] Re: Re Compass-1 recovery efforts

Alan Cresswell alancresswell at xtra.co.nz
Mon Aug 18 00:58:39 PDT 2008

Hi Mike,

No problem.  I will try the test beacon command on the two good passes
tomorrow. (14 deg and 58 deg.)  I assume you still want me to send the other
four commands as well.
I will be away for the third pass tomorrow but it is only 4 deg anyway.  I
should be OK for all other passes for the rest of the week.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Rupprecht [mailto:mail at mike-rupprecht.de] 
Sent: Monday, 18 August 2008 05:54
To: Alan Cresswell
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re Compass-1 recovery efforts

Hi Alan,

I can not say enough thank you so much for your time.

It is unclear why we get an confirmation but no beacon is sent.

The confirmation comes from the internal TTC. The beacon is commanded from
EPS to the TTC.
So you could try to request a test beacon. This is the code:     ****35##

The beacon text is: 00 dp0com-compass-1-012345-compass-1 

This beacon is also controlled by the TTC. It could be that the internal
system bus (I2C) is down and in case we have no internal communcation. Maybe
the low voltage is the reason.

So if you have a good pass (and you have the time) in full sunlight you can
try to get an testbeacon.

Thanks for your great support on behalf of the entire COMPASS team.

73, Mike

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Betreff: [amsat-bb]  Re Compass-1 recovery efforts
Gesendet: Mo, 18. Aug 2008
Von: Alan Cresswell<alancresswell at xtra.co.nz>

> Hi Mike,
> All commands sent and acknowledged at 2302 UT on Compass 8 deg pass.
> Alan
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