[amsat-bb] East Coast Launch tonight!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Sep 15 08:59:21 PDT 2009

If skies are clear, look for a rocket launch from Wallops
tonight between 7:30 to 7:57 PM.  

It should be visible over most of the mid-atlantic states.  It
is an optical tracking experiment, so will only launch if skies
are clear.  Alternate launch dates are clear nights from 16th
through the 20th.  The launch status can be followed on Twitter:

This is not the one that will be deploying a CUBESAT built by
Students in Kentucky.  But it is a good exercise in preparation
for that launch sometime in October.  That future flight will
contain 1200 baud packet telemetry on the national APRS freuency
of 144.39 for maximum probability of detection.  That mission
will last 10 minutes as the rocket heads southeast to an
altitude of 350km before returning to earth minutes later.

People with beams are encouraged to point to Wallops on that
future flight for maximum probability of getting all packets.

Bob, Wb4APR

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