[amsat-bb] Re: ICE/ISEE-3 to return to an Earth no longer capable of speaking to it
Rogerkola at aol.com
Fri Feb 7 11:19:00 PST 2014
From the net....
ISEE-3 microwave filter requirements
Galvez, J. L.
In its The Telecommun. and Data Acquisition Rept. p 114-119 (SEE
The 64 m subnet is committed to support the International Sun Earth
Explorer (ISEE-3) spacecraft. The uplink and one of the downlink
frequencies will be respectively, 2090 and 2217 MHz. As these two
frequencies fall outside the normal DSN transmit and receive bands,
the 64-m antennas present new filter requirements, which are analyzed.
On 02/07/2014 1:18 PM, ka2pbt wrote:
> From Emily Lakdawalla of The Planetary Society:
> "So ISEE-3 will pass by us, ready to talk with us, but in the 30 years
> since it departed Earth we've lost the ability to speak its language. I
> wonder if ham radio operators will be able to pick up its carrier signal --
> it's meaningless, I guess, but it feels like an honorable thing to do, a
> kind of salute to the venerable ship as it passes by."
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