[amsat-bb] Re: ICE/ISEE-3 to return to an Earth no longer capable of speaking to it
kc5qbc at swbell.net
Sat Feb 8 07:30:58 PST 2014
I have made a comment on the EME reflector about whether or not someone
was capable of the contact. So far I have a couple of replies that
capability exists. Now to do the math and see if it is a reasonable attempt.
On 2/7/2014 12:18 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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