[amsat-bb] Pollux and Castor weekend experiment

Ivan Galysh ivan.galysh at nrl.navy.mil
Thu Sep 3 05:50:37 PDT 2009

Hello all,

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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