[amsat-bb] Pollux and Castor weekend experiment
ivan.galysh at nrl.navy.mil
Thu Sep 3 05:50:37 PDT 2009
There will be a laser ranging experiment this weekend from Maui. Both
satellites have retroreflectors all over. Part of the experiment is to
pulse a laser at the satellites at a high rate in an attempt to measure
the spin rate. The results will be compared with the student MEMS
payloads. There will also be an attempt to do a long wavelenth IR
imaging to get thermal signatures. If you can collect data from now
through Sunday and send the data to ande at juno.nrl.navy.mil, it will be
greatly appreciated. Also, if you want, you can send your address and I
will mail out a QSL card. I will be getting them printed real soon.
Thanks to all who have sent me telemetry.
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